Our eleven corporate officers have extensive experience marketing and selling international vacations
to customers around the globe. They lead the company's nearly 800 employees in delivering on our mission:
to provide the best service on the planet while saving our customers money and making their dreams come true.
R. Alan Fox, Executive Chairman
Alan Fox and Robert Carney formed Vacations To Go in May of 1984. The company now has over $1,000,000,000 in annual sales and is the world’s largest seller of ocean-going cruises and river cruises and a leading seller of escorted tours and air + hotel packages. Alan attended Wake Forest University, earning a BA in Psychology in 1979 and an MBA in 1981.
Emerson Hankamer, CEO
Emerson serves as CEO. He started as an intern, has been with the company since 1999 and now has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Emerson earned a BA in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995.
Troy Bringle, President
Troy Bringle serves as President. He started as an agent, has been with the company since 2002 and has over 15 years of experience in the travel industry. Troy earned a BBA in General Business from the University of Houston-Downtown in 2000.
Dane Fish, Vice President & CFO
Dane Fish has served as Vice President & CFO at Vacations To Go since 2007. Prior to joining the company, he worked as CFO for businesses in manufacturing, petrochemicals, tax consulting and software development. Dane is a CPA and received his BBA in Accounting from Texas State University in 1987.
Bill Lester, Vice President, Cruise Product & Pricing
Bill Lester serves as Vice President of Cruise Product and Pricing. He started as an agent, has been with the company since 2002 and has over 15 years of experience in the travel industry. Bill earned a BA in Filmmaking from Texas Tech University in 2001.
Elizabeth Jones, Vice President, Operations
Elizabeth Jones serves as Vice President of Operations. She started as an agent, has been with the company since 2003 and has over ten years of experience in the travel industry. Elizabeth earned a BA in Marketing from Missouri Baptist University in 2003.
Kari Bean, Vice President, Customer Care Team
Kari Bean serves as Vice President of the Customer Care Team. She started as an agent, has been with the company since 2002 and has over 15 years of experience in the travel industry. Prior to joining Vacations To Go, Kari worked for Dell Computer Corporation. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Education in 1997.
Kimberly Aven, Vice President, Sales & Service Strategy
Kimberly serves as Vice President, Sales & Service Strategy. She started in sales with the company in 2002 and has held various management positions during her tenure. Kimberly has 25 years of sales and service experience and currently oversees the training and development of our travel counselors and managers.
Thain Allen, Vice President, Human Resources
Thain Allen serves as Vice President, Human Resources. He started in 2001 as the company's first human resources professional and now oversees all human resources operations, accumulating in the process over 15 years of experience in the travel industry and human resources role. Thain graduated from Trinity University with a BA in Communication and Spanish.
Will Chio, Vice President, Application and Website Development
Will Chio serves as Vice President of Application and Website Development. He joined the web development team in 2004 and now oversees the IT team and all aspects of software development. Will attended Texas Tech University, earning a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1989 and an MS in Computer Science in 1993.
Zack Potter serves as Vice President of Email Technology & Deliverability, supporting email marketing data, delivery, operations and technology at Vacations To Go. He started as an agent and has been with the company since 2004 and has over 15 years of experience in the travel industry.
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