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Announcing the 2017-2018 Candidates for SYTA Board of Directors

The Nominating Committee presents the following candidates for the 2017-2018 SYTA Vice President and for the SYTA Board of Directors. Voting opens at Monday, August 21st at 12:00 pm MDT and closes Saturday, August 26th, at 7 pm MDT. Candidates will be introduced to the membership on Saturday, August 26th, but only Vice President speeches will be given at the 2017 SYTA Annual Conference.

Votes will be conducted electronically through Survey Monkey. A link to vote will be sent to the primary contact of each Active and each Associate Member organization. Members can only vote for candidates within their respective categories. All member companies in good standing are eligible to vote, whether or not they are attending the 2017 SYTA Annual Conference.

There will be no nominations taken from the floor, however to add additional nominations to the ballot, members can submit a nomination with 20 signatures up to 15 days prior (August 7, 2017) to the ballot being presented to the membership.

A nominee may be added to the slate of candidates by submitting a nomination form and an attachment including 20 SYTA member signatures to Lisa Berretta at [email protected] by July 25th for the Nominating Committee to review. There will not be an opportunity to run from the floor at the 2016 SYTA Annual Conference.

Click here to read the 2017 SYTA Election Procedures

VICE PRESIDENT CANDIDATES (1 open position)

Tony Hoover
Owner, Red Line Group Travel
Los Angeles, CA
Justin Shuler
President, Group Travel Network, Inc
Winter Garden, FL

ACTIVE CANDIDATES (2 open positions)

Beverly Coscia
Director of Operations, Peak Performance Tours
Jamison, PA
Ted Goldenberg
Vice President, Chapman Cultural Tours
Richmond Hill ON Canada
Jon Locke
CEO and Owner,Director’s Choice
Lubbock, TX
Steve Maehl
Vice President, Global Travel Alliance
Windermere, FL
Ryan Morris
VP & CFO/Co-Owner
Music Travel Consultants
Indianapolis, IN

ASSOCIATE CANDIDATES (1 open position)

Ruthann Crust
Sr. Sales Executive, Titanic Museum Attraction
Branson, MO
Wendy Snelson
Sales Director Youth Programs and Youth National Accounts, The Walt Disney Company
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Pam Williams
Tourism Sales Manager, Huntsville/Madison Co CVB
Huntsville, AL

 

There will be no nominations taken from the floor, however to add additional nominations to the ballot, members can submit a nomination with 20 signatures up to 15 days prior (August 7, 2017) to the ballot being presented to the membership.

For any questions, please contact Lisa Berretta at [email protected] or 703-610-9034.