Celebrating Barry Liben
Not many people will leave a mark on the world like Barry Liben did.
Barry was a savvy businessman, fiercely loyal friend, and proud husband, father, and grandfather, with an unfailingly generous heart. He touched so many lives, and will be missed dearly.
Alvin Liben Scholarship Fund
Tzell Travel Group chairman Barry Liben and longtime friend, supporter, and mentor to the NSA died on January 2nd after a year-long health battle at the age of 67. Liben served as Tzell’s chairman since 2016. Before that, he was president and CEO for more than 40 years. Barry served on a number of association and community organization boards during his time in the industry, including the Israel Community Development Foundation and the National Stuttering Association.
Barry, along with his family, has been a member of the NSA since 1998. Barry’s primary focus was in securing the financial stability of the NSA and fundraising, enabling more energy to be used for outreach, education and support. The Alvin Liben Fund, created in memory of Barry’s father in 2005, has raised almost $500,000 since its inception. These funds are used for scholarships for families who would otherwise be unable to attend the Annual Conference and for special projects and NSA initiatives. Additionally, Barry was been instrumental in ensuring that our Annual Conference live auctions are successful. Barry served as Chairman of Tzell Travel/Travel Leaders Group, an international travel management company with headquarters in New York City.
Barry lived in Manhattan his wife Sindy, and often found his home filled with his 3 beautiful children and their spouses and his 7 amazing grandkids.