Alexandria, VA, September 6, 2017 – The American Society of Travel agents (ASTA) is pleased to announce its Board of Directors' newly-elected Directors-at-Large, who officially began their two-year term at the close of ASTA’s Global Convention in San Diego last week. There were eleven candidates vying for four open at-large seats on the Board.
The following are the newly elected national Directors-at-Large, in alphabetical order:
The at-large directors returning to serve the final year of their current term on the Board are as follows:
The incumbent Board of Directors convened at the ASTA Global Convention in San Diego to elect the new Executive Committee from the above nine directors-at-large. The Executive Committee is comprised of the Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary, Treasurer, and the Chair of the Corporate agenty Council (CAC). ASTA's President and CEO is an ex-officio non-voting member of the Executive Committee. The new Executive Committee is as follows:
In addition to the nine national directors elected at-large for two-year, staggered terms, ASTA's Bylaws provide for seven additional voting seats on the Board.
Two (2) Corporate agenty Council (CAC) members
One (1) NACTA Member Director
One (1) Consortium Member Director
Three (3) Area Directors
“We are excited to work with the new Board of Directors as we continue to build on the successes of the ‘New ASTA’,” said Zane Kerby, ASTA President & CEO. “The Board has a deep commitment to ASTA’s advocacy mission and they are well-versed on the issues facing our industry. They’re savvy business men and women who are passionate and dedicated to shaping a positive future for our industry.”
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.