NTA officially announced that beginning Jan. 1, 2011, the association will become self-managed under the leadership of president Lisa Simon, along with the current NTA staff in Lexington, Ky. NTA had a long and successful association management relationship beginning in 1974 with Host Communications, which was subsequently acquired by IMG in 2007.
In a self-management model, the day-to-day operations of the association and interaction with its 3,000 members in more than 40 countries will remain virtually unchanged, the NTA said,
The NTA Board of Directors made the decision to move to a new management model after due diligence revealed that directly employing its staff would provide a more nimble management structure and better serve the 60-year-old association’s initiatives of building business for its members.
“It will be business as usual,” said Cathy Greteman, NTA chairman and CEO. “We’re confident this will be a seamless transition for our members.”