Roger E. Block, CTC, is President of Travel Leaders Network, a diversified, multi-line North American travel company specializing in corporate and leisure travel. Mr. Block oversees the strategic development and growth of Travel Leaders Network, which has more than 40,000 travel advisors in North America and is one of the largest sellers of luxury travel, cruises, river cruises and tours in the travel agency industry.
Prior to serving as President of Travel Leaders Network, Mr. Block served as the President of Travel Leaders Franchise Group, which consisted of Travel Leaders Associates and Results! Travel before they combined in 2016 with Vacation.com to form Travel Leaders Network. Travel Leaders was spun off from travel and hospitality company, Carlson Companies, in January 2008.
Mr. Block previously served as Executive Vice President of Carlson Travel Franchise Group, responsible for the company’s travel franchise operations. Mr. Block joined Carlson in 1997 following the acquisition of Travel Agents International (TAI) by Carlson Leisure Group, into which most TAI franchisees converted. Mr. Block was the Chairman, President and Founder of TAI. Before TAI, Mr. Block was Senior Vice President, Director and Corporate Treasurer of Community Banks of Florida, Inc., with responsibility for fund management of the Holding Company banks.
In addition to his leadership within Travel Leaders Network, Mr. Block formerly served as Chairman of the Board of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), as well as serving on the National Board of Directors for nine years. He was one of three founding members and founding officer of ASTA’s Corporate Advisory Committee (CAC) and served as Treasurer from 2003 to 2005, Vice Chairman from 2005 to 2007 and Chairman from 2007 to 2009 and again 2014 to 2016. Additionally, Mr. Block served on the board of trustees of ICTA, now The Travel Institute.