Signature Travel Network has announced the appointment of Alex Sharpe as the company's new President and CEO.
Chairman of the Board Tim Smith explains, “Michelle Morgan brought Signature into a new era, and her legacy will always remain. For the past 20 years with Michelle as President, Signature has been on an upward trajectory and I believe Alex Sharpe is now in a position to assume responsibility. He will continue to grow the organization, bring new advancements and keep the organization forward-thinking and relevant as our industry continues to evolve at a fast pace.”
President and CEO Alex Sharpe, states, “I have always had such great respect for Michelle as a leader and a special personal friend. Michelle led Signature with a unique combination of grace and drive, moving the company from a west coast consortium to a $5 billion national force. Michelle’s focus has always been to create value for the members and supply them with the best tools available. In the last three years I’ve spent with Signature, I’ve seen the merging of world-class marketing, truly cutting edge technology, strong supplier relations and unsurpassed training create a true leader in the industry. With the board and members’ support, we’re confident that we can continue to elevate the network while sustaining its core values.”
Alex Sharpe has been a leader in the travel industry for 17 years. He joined Signature in January 2011 as Executive Vice President and most recently served as Chief Operating Officer. In his role, Sharpe directed member recruitment, alliance partnerships and vendor relations for land and cruise, and developed strategic sales, training and marketing initiatives. Previously, Sharpe served as the Senior Vice President of National, Key and International Accounts for Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Sharpe managed consortia partnerships, high volume agencies and international partners across the world. Over his 14 years with Regent, Sharpe served in many capacities and in many departments including Charter & Incentive Sales, Pricing and Planning, Sales and Marketing.