Alexandria, VA, August 29, 2018 – The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) is pleased to announce that its elected leadership team is set for the 2018-2019 term, which began at the conclusion of the ASTA Global Convention in Washington, D.C. last week.
On August 21, the incumbent Board of Directors convened to elect the new Executive Committee, which is comprised of a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary, Treasurer and the Chair of ASTA’s Corporate Advisory Council (CAC). As a result of the voting on August 21, the new ASTA Executive Committee is:
The ASTA Board of Directors is made up of 15 members representing all segments of the industry, with a blend of elected seats and seats reserved by ASTA’s bylaws. In addition to the Executive Committee, members of the 2018-2019 ASTA Board of Directors are:
“Fresh off a successful annual convention and rebranding launch, we are excited to work with this stellar group of volunteers on the new Board of Directors as we build on ASTA’s many successes under the leadership of outgoing chair Jay Ellenby,” said Zane Kerby, ASTA President & CEO. “This Board has a deep commitment to ASTA’s advocacy and consumer awareness mission and they are well-versed on the issues facing our industry. Together with these savvy businesswomen and -men dedicated to shaping a positive future for our industry, we will do great things.”
Rebranded in 2018 as the American Society of Travel Advisors, ASTA is the leading global advocate for travel advisors, the travel industry and the traveling public. Its members represent 80 percent of all travel sold in the United States through the travel agency distribution channel. Together with hundreds of internationally-based members, ASTA’s history of industry advocacy traces back to its founding in 1931 when it launched with the mission to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism. For more information about the Society, visit ASTA.org. Consumers can connect with an ASTA travel advisor at TravelSense.org.