|Jerre Fuqua, CTC, president, TRAVCOA and YMT Vacations and chairman of the USTOA Board of Directors; Paula Twidale, executive vice president at Collette and vice chairman of the USTOA Board of Directors; and Terry Dale, president and CEO of USTOA|
United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) President and CEO Terry Dale has signed a new three-year contract extending his role through 2018.
Dale began as president in 2011 and assumed the additional role of chief executive officer in fall 2012.
Jerre Fuqua, president, TRAVCOA and YMT Vacations and chairman of the USTOA Board of Directors, said that Dale’s underlying goals to increase USTOA’s role in industry advocacy and grow awareness of the association and its members are behind the success of several key initiatives under his watch. Among these are the annual USTOA Congressional Caucus (the fourth was just completed), a first-ever travel agent training program, the USTOA Innovation Lab in partnership with Cornell University’s SC Johnson Graduate School of Management and a number of successful digital consumer awareness campaigns.
Dale has also led the association's Annual Conference and Marketplace to record attendance year-over-year.
Registration for the association’s Annual Conference & Marketplace taking place December 3-5, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago opens in July. The conference is open to delegates from active member and associate member companies of USTOA. Companies must be a current member of USTOA with annual dues paid for 2015 in order to attend.