ASTA Announces Three Newly-Elected Board Members

by Richard D'Ambrosio

The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) announced its coming year Board of Directors, wrapping up an election season that saw eight candidates vying for three open spots.

The newly elected board members are: Marc Casto, senior vice president of corporate operations, Casto Travel; Jackie Friedman, president, Nexion Travel Group and Tiffany Hines, president and CEO, Global Escapes, Inc.

“On behalf of ASTA’s Board of Directors, I’d like to thank everyone for participating in this year’s election,” said Dave Hershberger, Prestige Travel, Inc. /Travel Leaders and ASTA’s current Chair of the Board of Directors.

“The dedication to our industry from all our volunteer leaders is what makes ASTA a leading organization. I want to congratulate everyone who took the time and effort to run for ASTA’s Board of Directors. I look forward to welcoming our newly elected Board members and thanking our retiring Board members at ASTA’s Global Convention.”

The new board members join five others who will be finishing up their two-year terms in the current year. Those members are: Dave Hershberger, Prestige Travel, Inc./Travel Leaders (Chairman); Rick Ardis, Ardis Travel; Betsy Geiser, UNIGLOBE Travel Center; Olga Ramudo, Express Travel and Patty Thorington, Plaza Travel.

“We are excited to work with the new Board of Directors as we continue to build on the successes of the ‘New ASTA’,” said Zane Kerby, ASTA President & CEO. “The Board has a deep commitment to ASTA’s advocacy mission and they are well-versed on the issues facing our industry. They’re savvy business men and women who are passionate and dedicated to shaping a positive future for our industry.”

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