Travel industry gathers in Washington D.C. for ASTA Legislative Day
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 next month. There were three open Director-at-large seats available this year, according to the organization.
The newly re-elected national Directors-at-large include Marc Casto, President Leisure Americas, Flight Centre Travel Group; Jackie Friedman, President, Nexion Travel Group and Tiffany Hines, President & CEO, Global Escapes, Inc.
Other at-Large Directors returning to the board for the 2022-2023 term include 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.
ASTA also announced seven additional Board seats that were either appointed or voted on by a subset of ASTA membership, including CAC Chair Michael Dixon, who is returning to the Board as the CAC Chair and will sit on the Executive Committee for one more year. CAC Vice Chair Kathy Bedell also returns to her role for one more year. Small Business Network Director Rhonda Shumway will serve the second year of her first term while Consortium Director John Werner of the MAST Travel Network will replace Helen Enriquez, representing Ensemble, on the ASTA Board of Directors.
Elected Regional Director for the Southeast Eddie Woodham was elected to a second term. Finally, returning Regional Director for the North Central Deb Belchak and returning Regional Director of the Northwest Lynda Phillippi will both serve the second year of their first term.
ASTA said that five At-Large seats, one Small Business Director seat and two Regional Director seats on the Board of Directors will be open in 2023.
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