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Corporate Travel Team

Meet Our Team

Our mission is to enhance lives and promote culture by creating customized travel experiences that open the world to our clients. We have a tradition of exemplary service; we are governed by integrity; and we value innovation.

Our Founder & Owners

As a privately held, family business, we have been gratefully serving clients since operating our first tour in 1965. Based in Michigan, we develop and produce group tours, custom luxury travel, themed cruises, and events.


Today we serve major markets with a dedicated, experienced, and caring team: Culture Tours, Educational Tours, Faith-based Tours and Pilgrimages, Music Performance Tours, Luxury Travel by Exceptional Journeys, Themed Cruises, and Event Management.

Founder and Chairman

Joseph DiFranco

Joseph DiFranco, Founder and Chairman of Corporate Travel Service, is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Michigan; he is the architect of an organization that employs over 70 people.


John Hale

John is a graduate of The University of Michigan and The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and served as Judicial Clerk to the Michigan Supreme Court before practicing law with Bodman LLP and the Ford Motor Company. Mr. Hale began his career with Corporate Travel Service in 2000.

Chief Executive Officer

David DiFranco

David is a graduate of The University of Notre Dame and received his MBA from The University of Michigan. He is a Certified Public Accountant who worked as a consultant for Deloitte & Touche LLP for 5 years. Mr. DiFranco began his career with Corporate Travel Service in 1998.

Interesting in joining our team? 
Find out about career opportunities at CTS.

Leadership Team

Joe DiFranco

Director of Leisure Travel

Manager, Exceptional Journeys

Sue Gheesling

Vice President

Manager, Events

Candace Marzban

Director of Project Management

Manager, Group Tours

Maureen Soens

Director of Charter Services

Manager, Themed Cruises

Nate Wine

Vice President, Business Development

Manager, Group Tours

Keilah Blohm

Director of Marketing and Communications

Sandy Rhodes

Client Relations Supervisor

Charter Services

Judy Powers

Operations Supervisor

Charter Services

Robert MacLellan

Client Relations Supervisor

Group Tours

Sherri Veverica

Account Controller

Relationship Managers, Group Tours

Rachelle DeCastro

Dave O’Brien

Christine Shewchuck

Jenna Waldman

James Argue

Rich Meyer

Cathy Bilinski

Travel Advisors, Exceptional Journeys

Jenny Barto

Riley Gaidica

Brenna Girardi

Shauna Hitchcock

Becca Wyeth

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