The United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) has announced its 2012 Board of Directors, five of whom serve as the associations’ Executive Committee. USTOA is holding its Annual Conference & Marketplace at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Marco Island, FL.
“The coming year is looking to be an exciting one for USTOA, as we prepare to celebrate the association’s 40th anniversary,” said USTOA President Terry Dale. "Under the guidance and leadership of an exceptional Board of Directors, I am confident USTOA will continue to thrive."
Heading the Executive Committee as chairman will be John Hanratty, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Travel Impressions, Ltd. He is joined by: Jerre Fuqua, president, TRAVCOA and YMT Vacations, as vice chair; Paula Twidale, executive vice president, Collette Vacations, treasurer; Dana Santucci, vice president, EF Institute for Cultural Exchange/Go Ahead Tours, secretary; and John Stachnik, president and co-owner, Mayflower Tours, immediate past chair.
Four new members round-out USTOA’s 2012 Board of Directors. Newly elected are: Bob Drumm, president, General Tours World Traveler; Ron Krueger, EVP and CFO, Pleasant Holidays; Scott Nisbett, president and CEO, Globus family of brands; and Larry Kwan, president, Pacific Delight Tours.
Other members include: William Sennott, senior director business analytics and research, Ambassadors Group Inc. and USTOA safety and health committee chair; Richard Launder, president, The Travel Corporation USA and USTOA associate member advisory committee chair; Peter Schaefer, general counsel, Mark Travel Corporation & Affiliated Companies and USTOA government and industry affairs committee chair; Harry Dalgaard, president, Avanti Destinations and marketing committee chair; Roger Mahil, chairman and CEO, SITA World Tours and Dan Mahar, CEO, Tauck.