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The results of ASTA’s recent election are in, and the new board of directors will take over following ASTA’s global convention in Miami this September.
The following directors will begin their first term in September: Jay Ellenby, Safe Harbors Business Travel Group; Caitlin Gomez, Hickory Global Partners, LLC; John I. Lovell, CTC, Breton Village Travel Services, Inc.; Laura Rodriguez-Verbera, Marina Tours And Travel Arizona LLC; and Leo Zabinski, CTC, MCC, DS, Classic Travel.
The following directors continue the second year of their term: Roger Block, CTC, Travel Leaders Franchise Group; Jason Coleman, CTC, ECCS, LCS, CLS, DS, Jason Coleman, Inc.; Jackie Friedman, Nexion; and John Lovell, CTC, Vacation.com.
In September, the incumbent board of directors will convene to select the executive committee from the nine national directors listed above.
For those chapters that held officer elections this year, the results are as follows:
CarolinasPresident - James BuckleyVice President – Joan Papst, CTC, MCCSecretary – Russell Pickett, ECC, MBATreasurer – Juliet Deseo
Central AtlanticPresident – Richard Schwartz, CTC, DS, ACCVice President – Heather Dolstra, CTCSecretary – Mary Peters, CTCTreasurer – Jay Ellenby
Central & North FloridaPresident – Jesse MackeyVice President – Gail Miller, CTC, MCCTreasurer – Allyn Ryan, CTCSecretary – Cecilia Meacham
Delaware ValleyPresident – Jason Holland, CTASecretary - Kari Thomas, CTC, CNS
Great LakesPresident – JoAnne VerboomMichigan Vice President – Chris Wommer, CTIE, DSWisconsin Vice President – Dianne Moore, CTCTreasurer – Caroline KowalikSecretary – Donna Cooper
HawaiiPresident – Patricia TervolaVice President/Secretary – Rachel Shimamoto, CTCTreasurer – Charmaine Chan
Long IslandPresident – Carol McParland, ACC, CTCVice President – Gerald MackTreasurer – Debra Kalsmith-SternbergSecretary – Gretchen Stalb
MidAmericaPresident – Claudia Darling, CTC, MCC1st Vice President – Dan Lanser, CTC2nd Vice President – Barbara Mazzola, CTC, MCC Treasurer – Robert ElkingSecretary – Pamela Faust, CTC
Northern CaliforniaPresident – Marilyn Bell Zelaya1st Vice President – Ryan McGredy2nd Vice President – Paul DemersTreasurer – Annette Weber
New EnglandPresident – Gabriel GaravanianSecretary/Membership Chair – Theresa StraussTreasurer – Michael Taylor, ACC, CTCImmediate Past President/ASTAPAC Chair – Mike Spinelli, Jr.
New York CityPresident – Ralph VasamiImmediate Past President – Alice TillemVice President – Barbara Colombo, CTCSecretary – Jack TillemTreasurer – Lucy PennaBoro VP Queens/Brooklyn/Staten Island – Joann CostagliolaBoro VP Manhattan – Bill McCue, ACC, CTC, DS, MCCBoro VP Bronx/Westchester – Barbara Jathas, DS
Orange CountyPresident – Betsy Geiser1st Vice President – Betty Cox, CTIE,CTC,DS2nd Vice President – Karl RosenSecretary – Paula SingletonTreasurer – Dick De Rose