Published on : Friday, December 8, 2017
The United Tour Operators Association (USTOA) announced the 2018 Board of Directors, five of whom serve as the associations’ Executive Committee, at its Annual Conference & Marketplace, November 27-December 1 at the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, FL.
Heading the Executive Committee as newly-appointed Chairman will be Dana Santucci, vice president of Development at EF Education First, joined by Harry Dalgaard, president, Avanti Destinations, as vice chair; Charlie Ball, executive vice president, Princess Cruises & Tours, as treasurer; Scott Wiseman, president, Travel Impressions, as secretary; and Paula Twidale, executive vice president, Collette, as immediate past chair.
“It’s an honor to welcome the new board members and to work with Dana and the Executive Committee in what is shaping up to be an exciting year for USTOA,” said Terry Dale, president and CEO of USTOA. “I’m confident this group of leaders will expertly shepherd USTOA on its path to growth while adding value for our members with focused industry advocacy and expanded programming.”
Additionally, three new members round-out USTOA’s 2018 Board of Directors, who include: (*indicates newly elected)
Bob Drumm, president, Alexander + Roberts
Dan Mahar, CEO, Tauck
Elizabeth Crabill, CEO, CIE Tours International
Ian Swain*, owner and president, Swain Destinations
Kirk Demeter*, president and owner, Down Under Answers
Madhvi Buch, CEO, Destination America (The Travel Corporation)
Nish Patel*, president, Mayflower Tours
Olle Olsson, senior vice president, WorldStrides Explorica
Peter Schaefer, general counsel, Mark Travel Corp & Affiliated Companies
Scott Nisbet, CEO, Globus Family of Brands