American Society of Travel Advisors Elects Executive Committee

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The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) elected a new executive committee at the end of the ASTA Global Convention, which took place in Washington D.C. the week of August 20.

On August 21, the incumbent Board of Directors assembled to choose the new Executive Committee consisting of a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary, Treasurer and the Chair of ASTA’s Corporate Advisory Council (CAC). The new ASTA Executive Committee includes:

  • Dave Hershberger, President, Prestige Travel Inc./Travel Leaders, Cincinnati OH (Chairman)
  • Eric Maryanov, President, All-Travel, Los Angeles CA (Vice Chairman and Secretary)
  • Steve Powers, President, Hidden Treasure Tours, New Lebanon, NY(Treasurer & Area Director, East Region)
  • Denise Jackson, President & CEO, Balboa Travel Inc., San Diego CA (CAC Chair)

The ASTA Board of Directors has over 10 members representing all parts of the industry, with a blend of elected seats and seats reserved by ASTA’s bylaws. Members of the 2018-2019 ASTA Board of Directors include:

  • Rick Ardis, Ardis Travel, East Rutherford NJ (elected to second term)
  • Brian Chapin, Ensemble Travel Group, Chicago IL (newly elected, serving 1 year term)
  • Betsy Geiser, Uniglobe Travel Center, Irvine CA (elected to second term)
  • Toni Lanotte-Day, Toni Tours Inc., Levittown NY (completing final year of term)
  • Olga Ramudo, Express Travel, Miami FL (elected to second term)
  • Patty Thorington, Plaza Travel, Encino CA (newly elected)
  • Michael Dixon, Travelink/American Express, Nashville TN (CAC Vice Chair)
  • Helen Prochilo, Promal Vacations, Long Beach NY (NACTA/ASTA Small Business Network Member) (elected to second term)
  • Cheryl Bunker, Virtuoso, Fort Worth TX (Consortium Member)
  • Laura Rodriguez, Marina Tours and Travel Arizona LLC, Phoenix AZ (Area Director, West Region) (elected to second term)
  • Chris Seddelmeyer, Seddelmeyer Travel Concepts, Lima OH (Area Director, Central Region) (elected to second term)

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