J.D. O’Hara Named President Of Travel Leaders Group


Travel Leaders Group today announced that J.D. O’Hara has been named to the newly created role of President of the company as it embarks on further strategic growth initiatives for its family of travel brands. 

O’Hara will oversee and work with the various Travel Leaders Group brand presidents to address specific needs of each division, as well as continue to enhance the travel advisor and member agency value proposition.  

O’Hara, most recently a Senior Partner at Certares Management, LLC, will report to Travel Leaders Group CEO Ninan Chacko, CTC. 

“J.D.’s significant travel industry experience, intimate knowledge of our brands, and strategic thinking will serve us well as we move into the next chapter of our company’s development,” said Chacko. “He brings to the task not only wide business experience, but a passionate commitment to the success of our travel advisors and member agencies.”

O’Hara is no stranger to Travel Leaders Group.  He was part of the original management buyout of Carlson Leisure Group from Carlson Companies in January 2008 and, is credited by the company as playing a key role in Travel Leaders Group’s ongoing growth since the company’s inception. 

 “I am thrilled to be rejoining Travel Leaders Group at this exciting time and to have the opportunity to help accelerate the momentum that the company has enjoyed over the years. This is truly a talented collection of people and I’m absolutely honoured to be back working with such an amazing team on a daily basis,” O’Hara said

“J.D. is a savvy and analytical business leader with a long track record of advocating for travel advisors,” said Chacko. “In the coming year, he will be integral to our plans as we focus on enhancing our standing as the leader in premium travel service, as well as enriching our support and service to our advisors and agency community.”

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