Andrew Spicer Takes Reins as New Travel Advantage Network (TAN) General Manager

Apr 02, 2009, 14:55 ET from Travel Advantage Network

MILLERSVILLE, Md., April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Travel Advantage Network, one of the hottest and fastest-growing vacation programs in the travel industry, named management expert Andrew Spicer to lead its Maryland operations.

As a nationally recognized business leader and technologist, Spicer brings more than 20 years of operations management, technology development and marketing experience to TAN.

Spicer comes to TAN after serving for four years as the chief operating officer of the Sunset Group, a Maryland-based construction firm.

Prior to his appointment at Sunset Group, Spicer was chief operating officer and corporate executive officer at Mindsurf Networks, a Sylvan Learning Systems company. Before joining Mindsurf in 2000, Spicer was a chief technology officer of the private client division at Merrill Lynch. At Merrill Lynch, he was responsible for significant technology advances including development of Merrill's first online trading offering to clients.

"Andy Spicer was the right fit for TAN," says company president Brad Callahan. "His extensive and successful leadership background will keep TAN on an aggressive growth path."

Spicer says as he familiarizes himself with daily operations, he plans to focus his energies on execution. "My mission is to enhance our ability to deliver services to our clients while continuing to encourage the amazing culture of innovation that already exists at TAN," says Spicer.

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ABOUT TRAVEL ADVANTAGE NETWORK -- Since 1992, TAN, a wholesale priced vacation accommodations program, has helped families and individuals create lifelong vacation memories. TAN is the proud recipient of the Better Business Bureau of Maryland's prestigious Torch Award for exemplifying high business standards and professional integrity and the Maryland Chamber of Commerce's Philanthropy in Business Award for outstanding and innovative commitment to local and national charities. TAN is a recipient of Baltimore CEO Magazine's 2008 and 2009 Future 50 Award, recognizing the fastest growing companies in the greater Baltimore area. To learn more, visit

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