American Society of Travel Agents Announces National Board of Directors

by Richard D'Ambrosio
American Society of Travel Agents Announces National Board of Directors

Photo: ASTA


The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) announced its Board of Directors' newly-elected Directors-at-Large, who officially began their two-year term at the close of ASTA’s Global Convention in San Diego last week.

Eleven candidates vied for four open at-large seats on the Board. The newly elected national Directors-at-Large, in alphabetical order are:
- Dave Hershberger, Prestige Travel, Inc./Travel Leaders (elected to second term)
- Pamela Irwin, CTA, CTC, American Travel Bureau (newly elected)
- Toni Lanotte-Day, ACC, MCC, Toni Tours, Inc. (elected to second term)
- Eric Maryanov, All Travel (elected to second term)

The at-large directors returning to serve the final year of their current term on the Board are as follows:
- Rick Ardis, Ardis Travel
- Jay Ellenby, Safe Harbors Business Travel Group
- Betsy Geiser, UNIGLOBE Travel Center
- Olga Ramudo, Express Travel
- Gloria Stock Mickelson, CTIE, Travel Leaders Network

The new Executive Committee is as follows:
- Chairman, Jay Ellenby, Safe Harbors Business Travel Group (elected to second term)
- Vice Chairman and Secretary, Dave Hershberger, Prestige Travel, Inc./Travel Leaders (elected to second term)
- Treasurer, Eric Maryanov, All Travel (elected to second term)

In addition to the nine national directors elected at-large for two-year, staggered terms, ASTA's Bylaws provide for seven additional voting seats on the Board.

Two corporate advisory council (CAC) members:
- Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc.  (CAC Chair)
- Denise Jackson, Balboa Travel, Inc. (CAC Vice-Chair)

One NACTA Member Director
-
Helen Prochilo, Promal Vacations

One Consortium Member Director
-
Cheryl Cheney Bunker, Virtuoso

Three Area Directors
-
Steve Powers, Hidden Treasure Tours
- Laura Rodriguez, Marina Tours and Travel Arizona LLC
- Chris Seddelmeyer, Seddelmeyer Travel Concepts

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