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Sproul Appointed to Hope Air Board
05/11/2010 - Independent Agency Services

WINNIPEG, CANADA – Independent Agency Services Corp. (IAS), home to Travel Professionals International (TPI), Canada’s largest network of independent travel consultants, is proud to announce the appointment of, IAS President, Phil Sproul to the Board of Directors of Hope Air – the national charity that provides free air health-care transportation services to Canadians who cannot afford the flight costs.

"What Hope Air does is truly what travel is about at its core - making the World and all it has to offer accessible," said Phil Sproul, IAS President, " and that is why I'm honoured to be part of this organization's great work."

During the length of Sproul's term, the board has been charged with consolidating the charity's mission, communications network and community outreach programs.

"We're pleased to welcome Phil, whose knowledge of the travel industry coupled with his business and not-for-profit experience will greatly benefit Hope Air and its clients," commented Doug Keller-Hobson, Hope Air's Executive Director.

Hope Air has provided more than 60 000 flights to Canadians in need over its 24 years of existence thanks to the generous support of individuals and corporations including, but not limited to, WestJet, Air Canada, Bearskin Airlines, Central Mountain Air, Hawkair, Pacific Coast Airlines, Harbour Air Seaplanes, Air North, First Air, Canadian North, Swanberg Air Inc., and HeliJet, respectively.

For more information on taking part in Hope Air's volunteer programs, visit


About Independent Agency Services Corp. (IAS)

Since 1994, Independent Agency Services Corp. (IAS) has been the back-office services provider of choice to the most innovative companies in the travel industry. With its unique combination of management, technology, marketing, training, accounting and quality control solutions, IAS helps travel organizations provide top-notch services worldwide. More information is available at

About Hope Air

Hope Air provides a beacon of Hope for Canadians in financial need who must travel to non-emergency medical care outside their home communities. Many of the charity’s flights are for children and their escorts with transportation donated by national and regional airline partners and a team of volunteer private pilots who contribute their time and aircraft. More information is available at