The Travel Institute named five new members to its board of trustees on Wednesday.

The new members are Terry Berggren, director of client experience at RUF Strategic Solutions; Laurie Bohn, director of national sales and training at Royal Caribbean International; Jackie Friedman, president of Nexion; Sheri Selkirk, vice president of hosting programs at Brownell Travel; and Debbie Wilson, professor and department chair at Los Medanos College.

Brian Robb, Travel Institute chairman and principal at the Robb Aspect, said in that the new appointees offer a wide variety of experience in the travel industry.

“We are excited about their unique insights and the market intelligence they will be sharing to create a thriving future, not just for the Travel Institute, but our entire travel community,” he said.

In addition to Robb, the remaining board members are also members of the executive committee. They are Scott Ahlsmith, a technical strategist and past chair; Jack Mannix, president of Mannix & Associates and immediate past chair; Gary Pollard, president of Ambassador Tours and current vice chair; and Horst Schulze, CEO of Capella Hotel Group.

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