ASTA Announces Newly Re-elected Members of the Board of Directors

The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) has announced its Board of Directors' newly re-elected directors-at-large, who will officially begin their second two-year term at the close of ASTA’s Global Convention in San Francisco in August 2022. There were three open director-at-large seats this year.

The newly re-elected national Directors-at-large are Marc Casto, president, Leisure Americas, Flight Centre Travel Group; Jackie Friedman, president, Nexion Travel Group; and Tiffany Hines, president & CEO, Global Escapes, Inc.

The other at-Large directors returning to the board for 2022-2023 term are Kelly Bergin, president, Duglin Travel Group; Roger Block, president, Travel Leaders Network; Kareem George, president, Culture Traveler, LLC; Vanessa McGovern, co-founder & chief sales officer, Gifted Travel Network; and Patricia Thorington, manager, Plaza Travel.

Appointed or Elected by Committee

The following Board seats are either appointed or voted on by a subset of ASTA membership: 

  • CAC Chair — Michael Dixon — returning to the Board as the CAC Chair and will sit on the Executive Committee for one more year.
  • CAC Vice Chair — Kathy Bedell — returning to the Board as the CAC Vice Chair for one more year.
  • Small Business Network Director — Rhonda Shumway — serving the second year of her first term.
  • Consortium Director — John Werner, MAST Travel Network, will take the place of Helen Enriquez, representing Ensemble, on the ASTA Board of Directors.
  • Elected Regional Director — Southeast — Eddie Woodham — elected to a second term.
  • Returning Regional Director — North Central — Deb Belchak — serving the second year of her first term.
  • Returning Regional Director — Northwest — Lynda Phillippi — serving the second year of her first term.

Looking ahead, in 2023, five at-large seats, one small business director seat and two regional director seats on the Board of Directors will be open.

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