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Corporate Officers

Our eight 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 President & Chief Operating Officer. 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 Executive Vice 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 Armstrong, Vice President & Editor, Travel Media
Elizabeth Armstrong serves as Vice President & Editor, Travel Media, overseeing the publication of Vacations and Travel 50 and Beyond magazines. Elizabeth earned a BA in International Relations from Mount Holyoke College in 1990 and has been with the company since 1992.
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.