Teplis Travel has a seasoned and stable management team, with many of our key executives on board for decades. This experience in managing business travel programs, combined with an open-door policy by President Monica Teplis, results in unprecedented access for our clients to valuable counsel. These team members will take every effort to ensure that your travel program is responsive, effective and economical.
Among the individuals with whom you will be working...
Monica Teplis, President, has been instrumental in steering Teplis Travel since its beginning in 1972. Monica is responsible for increasing the scope of Teplis Travel to become the international travel management firm it is today. She expanded operations establishing a West Coast Reservation Center in Las Vegas to compliment our National Reservation Center in Atlanta. She led the company to invest in vital technologies which enabled Teplis Travel to surpass $100 million in annual sales during its third decade of operation. Monica will take an active hand in seeing that your company receives the service it deserves.
Tom Levine, Senior Vice President & General Manager, is a seasoned travel industry executive with over twenty-two years experience in agency management, airline sales and customer services roles. Prior to coming to Teplis in 2004 he was Vice President, Supplier Relations at American Express Travel, responsible for supplier relationships and negotiations on behalf of both corporate travel customers and the agency. Tom brings a unique and valuable executive perspective to our company that benefits our clients as we negotiate with suppliers on their behalf.
Gary Teplis, Vice President, Global Sales, has spent a lifetime in the travel industry, helping build Teplis Travel, into the Top 100 travel agency it is today. As a venture capitalist, Gary has been successful in commercial real estate, aviation and other industries (he was an original partner in Travelscape.com, which was quite successful before being purchased by Expedia). Gary brings value to our team as he constantly searches for new innovations and technology to enhance our service capabilities.
Van Henderson, Vice President, Business Development, joined the Teplis Team in 1985, after working 10 years with Delta Air Lines where he held various positions in management, reservations and sales. With over 33 years of travel industry experience, Van has an extensive background in business travel and will aid our team as they craft workable long-term solutions to your travel management needs.
Linda Alexander, Vice President, Operations, has been with Teplis since 1996 and has over twenty-five years travel agency experience including corporate and multiple-branch management responsibilities with a number of Top 50 agencies. Her responsibilities at Teplis Travel include direct supervision of the areas of Corporate Reservations, Onsite Operations, International, Groups, Vacations and Quality Control. Linda will support our Client Services Manager in resolving all agent issues.
Darryl Brooks, Vice President, Information Technology. An accomplished programmer and systems administrator with 27 years experience, Darryl has worked in the travel industry for the last 12 years and at Teplis since 2000. He is responsible for all technical operations at Teplis, including reservation & telephone systems, automated processes, report generation and the intranet. Darryl leads our extensive Technology Team, who will customize every aspect of your service platform.
Don Coe, Controller, has been with Teplis since 2005. Don manages our back office and accounting operations. His responsibilities include setting up client profiles and invoice schedules, analyzing client pricing and productivity, issuing daily reports and briefing the ARC department. He is also responsible for employee payroll and benefits. Don is a graduate of Kennesaw State University.
Carol Kanaverskis, Client Services Manager, is a 27 year travel industry veteran and has been a Teplis employee for over 22 years. She has worked as a front line corporate agent, a member of our Accounting team, Branch Office Manager, and now manages our Client Service Department. Carol’s well rounded travel background makes her an excellent choice to head up our customer service team.