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NACTA Director on ASTA Board of Directors

In 2018, NACTA members will elect one (1) member to sit on the ASTA Board of Directors. The NACTA-elected Director seat is a two-year term.

Who is qualified to be a candidate? 

Qualified candidates must be:

  1. A current agent member in good standing of NACTA for at least two years prior to assuming office.
  1. A current US Travel Agency or Independent Contractor Member of ASTA by the June 15, 2018 self-nomination deadline.

Contact elections@asta.org to verify if you meet the criteria above. If you are interested in running as a candidate, please review the election timeline for the key dates and deadlines.

Who is qualified to be a candidate? 

Qualified members interested in becoming the NACTA-elected Director candidate must send a letter of intent to ASTA Headquarters (elections@asta.org) between June 5 and June 15 by 5:00pm ET. Following receipt of the letter of intent, candidates will receive a detailed information packet.

Who is qualified to vote for the NACTA-elected Director? 

Voting members include NACTA travel agent members, chapter directors, and host agency owners in good standing with NACTA as of Monday, July 9, 2018. Ballots will be sent to NACTA voting members on Wednesday, July 11. Deadline for receipt of ballots is Wednesday, July 25.

What are the responsibilities of the NACTA-elected Director?

  • Directors collectively have the final responsibility for the oversight and management of the Association
  • Each National Director is accountable to the membership
  • As a member of the governing body of the association, he/she will assist in:
    1. formulating and adopting association policies in accordance with the association's purposes and strategic plans as mandated by the membership
    2. approving the budget and monitoring the disbursement of the association funds
    3. ensuring that the organization is managed by a competent Chief Staff Executive
    4. managing and controlling the property, business and affairs of the association
  • Has a “fiduciary duty” to ASTA and its members, which means he/she must exercise the same care in making decisions for ASTA as he/she would in making his/her own business decisions.  In addition, he/she must maintain loyalty to ASTA by putting ASTA’s interest above all others, including his/her own
  • Ensures that the Bylaws are upheld and followed by the association
  • Attends all Board of Directors meetings, reading and reviewing all reports prior to the meeting. Stays informed as to ASTA’s circumstances and activities
  • Reviews bylaws, financial statements and other significant association documents
  • Avoids conflict of interest and whenever there is a potential conflict of interest, discloses the possible conflict and removes him/herself from voting on that particular issue
  • Maintains confidentiality of association documents and discussions when required
  • Makes recommendations to the ASTA President and Chief Executive Officer for national committee appointments
  • Ensures that association activities comply with federal, state and local laws
  • Accepts assignments by President and Chief Executive Officer, except when time constraints prevent such acceptance               

Questions should be addressed to elections@asta.org.

 

 

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