Business 100 - 2009

Brian W. Stack

Brian W. Stack/CIE Tours International

Brian W. Stack was recently named Managing Director of CIE Tours International and is responsible for the worldwide operations of CIE Tours.  In the 17 years he spent as head of CIE Tours International in North America, the company has grown to be Ireland’s leading tour operator.  Prior to that, Brian  worked as vice president of Marketing at the Ocean Reef Club and in 1989 he founded Stack International, a New York-based specialist marketing service for the hotel and travel industry before joining CIE in 1990. His awards include “Man of the Year” from the Incentive Travel Industry, and  “International Executive of the Year” by the World Congress on Marketing and Incentive Travel. He has also served a two-year term as President of SITE (Society of Incentive Travel Executives).  A native of Dublin, Stack was the first Irishman as well as the first European to join the society.

He is vice president and board member of the Ireland-US Council, and a director of the Irish American Cultural Institute. Stack is married to Ann-Marie and has two grown children.