ASTA Elects New Board Members, Announces Chapter Election Results

Published on : Thursday, August 14, 2014

ASTAThe American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), the global advocates for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public, announces the results of recent elections at the national and chapter levels. The two-year terms of the newly elected directors will begin at the close of ASTA’s Global Convention on Sept. 20.


The following are the newly elected National Directors-at-large, in alphabetical order:

• Roger E. Block, CTC – Travel Leaders Franchise Group
• Jackie Friedman – Nexion, LLC
• Jorge Sanchez, CTC, DS – Mena Tours & Travel Inc.
• Gloria Stock Mickelson, CTIE, ACC – Travel Leaders Franchise Group

National Directors serving the second year of their two-year terms are:
• Jay Ellenby – Safe Harbors Business Travel Group
• Caitlin Gomez – HRG North America
• John I. Lovell, CTC – Breton Village Travel Services, Inc.
• Laura Rodriguez – Marina Tours And Travel Arizona LLC
• Leo Zabinski, CTC, MCC, DS – Classic Travel


The incumbent Board of Directors convenes in September to elect the new Chairman of the Board for 2014-2015 from the above nine directors-at-large. The full Executive Committee comprises the Chairman, Vice Chair/Secretary and Treasurer plus ASTA’s President & CEO, who is an ex-officio non-voting member. The new Board will come together for the first time in September at the ASTA Global Convention and will elect the Vice Chair/Secretary and the Treasurer for 2014-2015.


ASTA’s governance structure calls for a Board of Directors that consists of nine national directors elected at-large for two-year, staggered terms; three chapter presidents; the chairman of the International Chapter Presidents Council (ICPC); two Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) members and one NACTA member director. At its most recent meeting, the Chapter Presidents Council elected the following chapter presidents to sit on the Board: Marilyn Bell Zelaya (Northern California Chapter) who will serve as Chairman, Ralph Vasami (New York City Chapter) and Mike Weingart (Southwest Chapter).


For those chapters that held officer elections this year, the results are as follows:

President – Staci Blunt, CTC
Vice President – Donna Delpier, CTC
Secretary – Leila Dada, CTC, MCC
Treasurer – Duane Wallace

President – Csilla Dali, DS
1st Vice President – Nancy Kozlowski
2nd Vice President – Jesse Guerra
Secretary – Renaud Urban, CTA, MCC
Treasurer – John Werner, CTC

Missouri Valley
President – Peggy Lang
Vice President – Larry Le Compte
Secretary – Devin Hansen
Treasurer – Nora Faifer, CTC

New Jersey
President – Jack Hirleman, CTC
Secretary – JoAnne Hunt
Treasurer – Ruby Stanfield

Pacific Northwest
President – Robert Roach
Co-Vice President – Rebecca Brice Henderson
Co-Vice President – Paula Hobble, CTC
Secretary – Trena Humerickhouse
Treasurer – Alex Trettin, CTA


Rocky Mountain
President – Robert Hale, CTA, CTC, DS
1st Vice President – Joann Thompson
2nd Vice President – Jeff Gregory
Secretary – Randall Yaroch, CTA, CTIE
Treasurer – Donna Evans CTA, DS

President – Susan Aft, ACC
Vice President – Linda Nelson
Secretary – Vickie Love-Greenlee
Treasurer – Eugenia Duggar, CTC

South Florida
President – Michael Greenwald
Vice President – Linda Biancarosa, ACC, CTC, MCC
Secretary – Cathie Inman, DS
Treasurer – David Gedansky

Southern California
President – Pamela Irwin CTA, CTC
Vice President – Tama Holve CTC, CTIE
Secretary – Patty Thorington
Treasurer – Rhonda Shumway CTC, DS, ECCS, LCS

President – Mike Weingart, MCC
Vice President – Mary Jo Salas
Secretary – Frances Lindsey, ACC, CTC
Treasurer – Jaima Schiffer

Upper Midwest
President – Jane Norman, CTC
Vice President – Jenifer Camel
Secretary – Tamara Monaghen
Treasurer – Wendy Schwartz-Mix, CTA

Young Professionals Society (YPS)
President – Ryan McGredy
Vice President – Joshua Kittle
Secretary – Chris Minoletti
Treasurer – Brooke Kaiser




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