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Signature Travel Network names new board of directors

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Signature's new board, from left, Marc Kazlauskas, Cathie Lentz-Fryer, John Heimburger, Olga Placeres, Paul Coleman, Brent Jenson, Annette Stellhorn, Scott Caddow, Monika Leuenberger, Ryan Hansen and Ron Russo
Signature Travel Network elected its new board of directors, comprised of owners of member agencies, at the annual Owners’ Meeting held this year in Maui.

'As a cooperative, having a strong board of directors is instrumental in driving a business plan that supports our members and their advisors,' Signature President/CEO Alex Sharpe said.

Returning Chair Olga Placeres

The 2023/24 board includes Chair Olga Placeres, Preferred Travel, Naples, Florida; Vice Chair Scott Caddow, Legendary World, Las Vegas; Treasurer Ryan Hansen, Bon Voyage Travel, Tucson, Arizona; and Secretary Cathie Lentz-Fryer, CTA Travel, Cerritos, California.

Members are Annette Stellhorn, Accent on Travel, Rehoboth Beach, Deleware; Monika Leuenberger, Avenues of the World Travel, Flagstaff, Arizona; Marc Kazlauskas, Frosch, New York; Brent Jenson, Morris Murdock Travel, Salt Lake City; Paul Coleman, Sun Travel, El Paso, Texas; John Heimburger, TravelPlex Travel & Cruise, St. Louis; and Ron Russo, Vacation Superstore Network, Inc., Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Brilliant minds

'Since we joined 16 years ago, I have been impressed by how the dedicated board and the brilliant minds of the Signature team support the entire membership and I'm honored to serve,' newly elected board member Leuenberger said.

Placeres, returning chair, added: 'Armed with the knowledge and wisdom gained from our collective experiences, we will continue to navigate the ever-changing landscape and embrace new possibilities. Our commitment to growth, innovation and excellence remains resolute as we forge ahead into a future that holds tremendous potential.'

Signature's Alex Sharpe is cited in the luxury cover story of Seatrade Cruise Review's September issue