|John Hanratty, COO and EVP Travel Impressions, and chairman, USTOA Executive Committee; and Terry Dale, president and CEO, USTOA|
Terry Dale has signed a new three-year contract extension as President of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) through January 2016. Dale began as President in February 2011. A veteran association leader, Dale will also assume the additional role of Chief Executive Officer of USTOA.
“I speak on behalf of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors and entire membership of USTOA when I say that Terry has made significant contributions as president of our association and we look forward to his continued leadership,” said John Hanratty, chief operating officer and executive vice president of Travel Impressions and Chairman of USTOA’s Executive Committee.
“USTOA’s Annual Conference in Hawaii in December will close out our 40th anniversary and allow all of us to celebrate this milestone along with the many successes achieved as part of Terry’s vision this year,” said Hanratty. Dale formerly led the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).
Hanratty cited several initiatives launched and executed in 2012, including the roll-out of new branding and logos; the first Congressional Caucus in Washington, D.C., in June; growing outreach to consumers via a new Facebook page and partner sweepstakes; move to new headquarters in New York City and increased engagement with members through Business After Hours events and video news updates. A new USTOA website will be launched later this fall.
“Being part of USTOA is both a professional and personal highlight for me and I am so appreciative of the opportunity to work with the best and brightest in the industry,” said Dale.
Registration is open for the association’s Annual Conference & Marketplace taking place December 6-8, 2012 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Hawai’i, Hawaii. 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 2012 in order to attend.