Terri Jo Lennox, CTC, president of Travel Time Inc, and Gary Pollard, CTC, president of Ambassador Tours, have been elected chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Ensemble Travel Group Board of Directors. The two travel executives were elected by their board peers for the one-year term.
“The role of the board is to provide leadership and oversight to the Ensemble co-presidents and team, while representing the interests of the Ensemble member shareholders in a balanced and fair manner. Our focus this year is to continue implementing the initiatives of Ensemble’s Strategy Plan 2020,” said Lennox, who started in the travel industry in 1990 and opened her first agency in Calgary in 1998. Her agency footprint now includes Kelowna, BC, and Fort Nelson, BC, in addition to the original location.
Lennox’s agency joined Ensemble Travel Group, then GIANTS, in 1998. Her committee involvement includes compensation & review, finance, and Canadian marketing. She served as vice chair of the board of directors last year and takes over from Ross Spalding, outgoing chair, of Crown Cruise Vacations.
Pollard’s agency at Ambassador Tours in San Francisco joined GIANTS in 1969, just one year after the consortium was founded. “Being in business for 50 years in today’s marketplace is unique. The organization has demonstrated that with the right evolving business plan and good management it can continue for another half century. Longevity and growth are two keys to success. First GIANTS and now Ensemble have accomplished both, and with a strong and dedicated board and staff, we can continue for many years to come,” said Pollard, who took over the reins from his parents as president of Ambassador Tours in 2003.
In addition to several committee appointments, Pollard is active in The Travel Institute, currently serving as vice chair of its board of trustees.