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Travel Leaders Network President Roger Block to step down

At year-end Roger Block will transition to an advisor role, guiding Travel Leaders Network's management team on long-term strategy and competitive analysis
Roger Block, president of Travel Leaders Network, will transition to a senior advisor at year-end.

'The time is simply right for me to start the next phase of my life and pursue some things I’ve wanted to do,' Block said. 'I love to spend time traveling, and that will definitely be in my future. I’ll be filling my time with numerous activities in addition to working with the TLN leadership team in an advisory role and helping shape their future success.'

Grew memberships and partnerships

Block has guided Travel Leaders Network from a franchise organization to merging with Results Travel and Under his leadership, TLN has grown to thousands of agencies of all sizes in their membership, and industry-leading supplier partnerships.

He continues as president through Dec. 31; the company did not indicate his successor. In his new role, he will advise TLN’s management team on long-term strategy and competitive analysis.

'Everyone in travel owes a debt of gratitude to Roger'

'Everyone in the travel industry owes a debt of gratitude to Roger,' said John Lovell, president of Travel Leaders Group. 'He cares deeply about travel advisors, and developing them as a sales channel. He’s beloved among TLN members and staff, and I am thrilled that he will continue to work in the company and aid in the transition.'

Block's 45-year career in retail travel has included leadership positions also at Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Travel Agent International. He has served in numerous industry capacities, including advisory boards and chairing ASTA.

Before joining the travel industry, he was a banker. He is based in Atlanta.