Receptive Services Association Names New Board

The Receptive Services Association of America (RSAA), a non-profit trade association for receptive tour operators and suppliers in the inbound travel industry, named a new Board of Directors for 2008-2009.

Beverly Callender of AlliedTPro has been elected president of RSAA. Ellen Persons of FTI North America will become vice-president. Robert Santamaria of Event Travel Solutions, who served as president for the 2007-2008 term, will fulfill the role of past president. Jane Rutter of Americantours International will serve as treasurer, while Nick Bell of Welcome USA returns as Secretary. Also returning to the board to serve a second term as chairperson is Suzi Steiger of RMP Travel.

Aiding the board are directors Jerry DiPietro of TOURCO, Stephan Forget of Go West Tours, Veronique Hubert of TeamAmerica, and Jonathan Zuk of Amadeo Travel Solutions. Associate director Barbara Friedman of Omni Hotels, and advisory board voting member Tracy Goodson of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts will continue serving the board in their current roles.

RSA is focused on international inbound travel as a driving force in the industry, is active in government and industry issues, and champions increasing international travel to the United States. For information: www.rsana.com (GD)