Ensemble Travel Group recently elected four members to its board of directors. Newly installed are Rob Durant, CTM, president, WD World Travel, Vancouver, BC (incumbent); Charles Richer, vice president, Groupe Voyages VP, Montreal, QC; Bob Romano, CTC, partner, Fugazi Travel Agency, San Francisco, CA; and Ross Spalding, owner, Crown Cruise Vacations, Princeton, NJ (incumbent).
The Ensemble board is responsible for providing input on key strategic initiatives and programs to help members become more profitable and to support the Ensemble network of preferred partners. Board members guide the overall direction of the organization, strengthening and leveraging its competitive position in the marketplace.
Also on the board are: Warren Buckner, CTC, Gayety Travel Service, Inc., Brooklyn, NY (member emeritus); Sanjay Goel, Cruise Connections Canada Ltd., Vancouver, BC; David Harris, Orion Travelinx, Burlington, ON; Scott Kertes, CTC, MCC, Vacations by Design @ Hartford Holidays Travel, Garden City , NY; Terri Jo Lennox, CTC, Travel Time Inc, Calgary, AB; Gary Pollard, CTC, Ambassador Tours Inc, San Francisco, CA; Jill Romano, Dimensions in Travel Inc, Novato, CA; Linda Sains, Lindale Travel, Inc., Asheville, NC; Daryl Silver, The Great Canadian Travel Company Ltd., Winnipeg, MB; Lisa Theodoratus, CTC, The Cruise Experience, Sausalito, CA.
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