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Chia Appoints Sproul as President
03/31/2009 - Independent Agency Services

WINNIPEG, CANADA – Independent Agency Services Corp. (IAS), home to Travel Professionals International (TPI) - Canada’s largest network of independent travel consultants - today announces the appointment of Phil Sproul to the position of President and Morris Chia to the position of Chairman, effective 1 April 2009.

As IAS’s outgoing President, Chia is touted as taking the organization from its grassroots beginnings in Winnipeg to its current status as de facto service provider to the largest network of independent travel consultants in Canada.

“Morris is an indelible part of the success IAS has achieved,” praised Sproul, “and while he is taking a further step back from the day-to-day operations of the business, his commitment of growth and insight for TPI and its sister companies will not disappear.”

Sproul, who came to IAS in February 2008 as the company’s EVP & COO, will oversee all operational, strategic, and fiscal management of IAS and its group of companies.

“I am very pleased with the action Phil has taken in his first year with IAS,” said Chia, “and I know he’ll continue to do a great job leading the company based on his many years of industry experience and great relationships he’s built with our team.”


For over fourteen years, Independent Agency Services Corp. (IAS) has been the premier provider of outsourced travel solutions to travel agents and agencies. Backed by a head office support system with over forty highly skilled travel professionals, a world-class reservation system, and excellent supplier relationships, IAS is ready and available to provide full-service travel solutions to organizations of all sizes.