MILLERSVILLE, MD (June 19, 2013) — Travel Advantage Network (TAN), a vacation accommodations program, announced today that Melanie M. Lundquist has been appointed chief operating officer. Lundquist brings more than 25 years of operations and finance experience and most recently served as chief financial officer for TAN. In her expanded role, Lundquist will oversee the day-to-day operations of the business and provide strategic oversight to deliver a high-quality service model to the company’s 83,000 clients.
Lundquist is known for her thought leadership on organizational change management and value-based management. She has extensive leadership experience through her roles at The Rouse Company, Haven Custom Homes and Municipal Mortgage and Equity. Lundquist also serves as a board member of Humanim, Inc., a nonprofit human service provider in Baltimore, Maryland, specializing in workforce development and clinical support services for at-risk populations.
“Melanie is an outstanding leader and an integral part of our ongoing success. The travel and hospitality industry is far different than it was when I started the company twenty-one years ago. Melanie brings passion, integrity and an unwavering commitment to excellence to take Travel advantage Network to the next level,” stated Brad Callahan, president and CEO, Travel Advantage Network.
Lundquist is a summa cum laude graduate of Towson University and a member of the American Institute of Certified Accountants and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.
Since 1992, Travel Advantage Network, a vacation accommodations program, has helped families and individuals create lifelong vacation memories. Travel Advantage Network is the proud recipient of the Better Business Bureau of Maryland’s prestigious Torch Award for exemplifying high business standards and professional integrity, as well as the Maryland Chamber of Commerce’s Philanthropy in Business Award for outstanding and innovative commitment to local and national charities. Travel Advantage Network is a recipient of SmartCEO Magazine’s 2008 and 2009 Future 50 Award, recognizing the fastest growing companies in the greater Baltimore area. For more information, please visit PlanWithTAN.com.