Mark Torpey, CTC
Independent Travel Industry Consultant
With almost 50 years in the travel industry, Mark began his full-time career as an agent with American Express in Philadelphia in 1972. Upon relocating to Arizona in 1978, he managed a large Phoenix travel agency and later started his own group tour and consulting business. Mark also taught travel for more than five years, training well over 1000 individuals, many still active in the industry. Currently, he is a board member for the Arizona ASTA Chapter. He also served as President of Arizona RepNet, an association of nearly 100 travel industry suppliers and top travel agents. Mark is affiliated with numerous professional organizations and has also served on the Arizona Governor’s Advisory Committee on Tourism.
Over the past 28 years, prior to joining M.H. Ross Travel Insurance Services, Mark worked as a consultant to RBC Travel Insurance and for 16 years prior, held the position of Senior Business Development Manager – Southwest United States with CSA Travel Protection, earlier representing Access America. Mark has worked in a collaborative effort with The Travel Institute re-writing their “Selling Travel Insurance” text and was actively involved in the planning committee for their National Forums.