Board of Directors
NTA is governed by a 17-member volunteer board of directors, which is advised by volunteer committees. NTA is based in North America, but its industry and its membership spans the globe. Interested in becoming a leader? Apply for membership today!
The board governs. NTA president & staff manages.
Chair | Image Tours, Inc.firstname.lastname@example.org+1.616.957.1010
Vice Chair | Sports Travel and Toursjay@sportstravelandtours.com+1.413.247.7678
J. Chris Babb
Secretary | The Group Tour Company, Inc.email@example.com+1.202.955.5667
Immediate Past Chair | Cazenave Argentinajorge@cazenaveargentina.com+54.11.4519.3525
DMO Director | Visit Clarksvillefrances@visitclarksvilletn.com+1.931.245.4345
Tour Supplier Director | Delta Air Lines, Inc.firstname.lastname@example.org+1.404.474.2501
Tour Supplier Director | Norwegian Cruise Linejdanyluk@ncl.com+1.215.513.1499
DMO Director | Ottawa Tourismkdean@ottawatourism.ca+1.613.237.5150
Alaska Coach Toursdennis@alaskacoachtours.com+1.907.748.2496
America's Hub World Toursdavid.email@example.com+1.503.896.2464
Sports Traveler LLCacs@sportstraveler.net+1.773.881.0076
Director at Large | Maverick Aviation Groupdflores@flymaverick.com+1.702.948.1308
Director at Large | Tour Coloradoinfo@tourcolorado.org+1.970.385.8842
Director at Large | Globus Family of Brands, Globus, Cosmos, Monograms & Avalontwingo@globusfamily.com+1.303.703.7000
2015: Jorge Cazenave
2014: Paul Nakamoto
2013: Mark Hoffmann, CTP
2012: Jim Reddekopp, Jr.
2010-11: Catherine Greteman
2009: Michele Michalewicz, CTP
2008: Bob Hoelscher, CTP
2007: Randy Julian
2006: Judith Thomas, CTP
2005: Ann Thomas, CTP
2004: Mitchell Sussman, CTP
2003: Charlie McIlvain, CTP
2002: Kathy LeTarte, CTP
2001: Ed Dresel
2000: Mark Hoffmann, CTP
1999: Robert Brennan, CTP
1998: Keith Griffall, CTP
1997: Janice McIlwain
1996: Robert Everidge
1995: Gerald B. “Jerry” DiPietro
1994: S. Burkett “Doc” Milner, CTP
1993: Dottie Maitland, CTP
1992: John P. Stachnik Sr., CTP, CTC
1991: Thomas R. Frenkel, CTP
1990: George Guenther, CTP
1989: Dan Dipert
1988: Pete Anderson, CTP
1987: David V. Lippincott, CTP
1986: Francis “MIkie” Wall, CTP
1985: Lois Anderson
1984: Harold E. Mishnick, Sr.
1983: R. Bruce Beckham, CTP
1981-82: William Grossman
1979-80: Earl L. Harmon
1977-78: Lynn B. “Spike” Herzig
1975-76: Edwin Bortner
1973-74: Joseph A. Casser
1971-72: Mary H. Lee
1969-70: Maurice P. Hughes
1967-68: Aurthur C. Tauck Jr.
1965-66: Robert L. McMullen
1963-64: Stanley A. Parker
1961-62: Arnold C. Rigby
1958-60: George S. Talmage
1951-57: Robert H. Shattuck
Members are chosen for committees based on several criteria. Here is a sampling of guidelines used in the selection process:
- Representation of different basic types of members is essential. A variety of tour operator, tour supplier and DMO components, geographic diversity, and mix from the large, medium and small companies provide a good balance. Different viewpoints are important in achieving a well-balanced group.
- A member’s role within his/her company or organization is considered.
- Retention of selected past volunteer leaders is valuable to ensure continuity.
- Appointment of new members ensures fresh ideas and perspectives. It is NTA’s goal to avoid over-taxing those who have made a contribution over a period of time.
Pam Inman, IOM, CAE, CMHS
President, National Tour Association
Pam Inman is president of the National Tour Association, a member-based organization of travel professionals who serve the North American market—to, from and within the continent. The membership of NTA, founded in 1951, comprises tour operators, destination marketing representatives and tour suppliers (hotels, attractions, restaurants and transportation companies) from North America and 40 countries worldwide. Inman oversees the NTA headquarters staff in Lexington, Ky., and guides the association’s strategic direction.
Prior to taking the helm at NTA in September 2014, Inman was executive vice president and COO for the American Hotel & Lodging Association. In this position, Inman worked with the association’s partner state associations, corporations and multiunit management companies to develop programs to solicit and retain members, as well as develop strategies for retaining and growing property, allied, international, student, and faculty membership. In addition, Inman worked with the business development division to create revenue streams and value-added membership services, as well as overseeing the association’s marketing/communications and conventions/events functions.
Before joining the AH&LA staff in 2004, Inman served as president and CEO of the Tennessee Hotel & Lodging Association and the Greater Nashville Hotel & Lodging Association. As TH&LA’s CEO, Inman lobbied for issues supporting the hospitality industry. She is credited with building TH&LA’s strong membership base and political action fundraising capability.
Inman has nearly 30 years of experience in the hospitality and trade association industry in leadership positions at the national and state level. In addition, she held executive positions in state government including two gubernatorial offices, tourist development, environment, and labor agencies. Inman also has more than 15 years’ experience working on political campaigns and 25 years in lobbying to the state legislature and members of Congress on tourism issues.
A graduate of Tennessee State University, Inman earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communications. She is a graduate of the Institute for Organizational Management at the University of Notre Dame, received the designation of Certified Association Executive from the American Society of Association Executives, and earned the Certified Master Hotel Supplier designation from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.
Inman resides in Washington, D.C., and Lexington, Ky.
Become an NTA Leader
NTA relies heavily on member volunteers to assist in guiding the association and enhancing its programs. The Leadership Team comprises members who serve on advisory groups, which are a vital link between the strategic direction set by the NTA Board of Directors and the NTA staff which implements the strategies. The bottom line: it all benefits the membership.
If you are interested in serving as a leadership volunteer, please complete the form below and email it to Morgan Maravich.
- NTA has provided us the research and atmosphere to brainstorm new ways of doing things and fresh additions to trips, which has led to successful business development. Rachel Ranck, WorldStrides, NTA member since 1985
- What NTA does is provide the right buyers. They provide the right people who make decisions. This is what makes this organization one I can’t afford to take off my list. John Stachnik CTP, Mayflower Tours, NTA member since 1979
- I came to NTA to build a business, and that’s exactly what it did for us, as sales came in. For me, it’s the only outlet for new ideas. Matthew Squire, Select Travel Service (UK), NTA member since 2002
- NTA membership and our attendance at the convention have provided us with more clients, more business relationships and more ideas. We are proud to belong to NTA. Daniele Panzarin, Target Travel (Italy), NTA member since 2007
- The No. 1 member benefit of NTA has to be all the great professional and personal connections we’ve made over the past decade. Taunya Wolfe Finn, CTP, Wolfe Adventures & Tours, NTA member since 2005
- We have not found a more reliable, more profitable or more consistent tourism venue in which to acquire new business than NTA. Diane Hohnstein, Hospitality Management Services, NTA member since 1999
- I believe attending the NTA conferences allow me to create valuable relationships and work together with U.S. operators in creating great Scotland product. Maggie Anderson, VisitScotland, NTA member since 2003
- NTA events provide us with beneficial networking with many top tour operators. It’s national and international in scope providing a global perspective. Tim and Elaine Moulder, Brilliant Edventures, NTA member since 2015