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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? Contact NTA’s Morgan Maravich, CTP.

The board governs. NTA president & staff manages. 

Executive Committee

Directors

DMO Directors

Tour Supplier Directors

Director at Large

  • Past Presidents

    2018: J. Chris Babb 2017: Jay Smith 2016: Justin Osbon 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

  • Leadership Requirements

    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.
  • President Bio

    Pam-InmanPam Inman, CTP, CAE, IOM President, National Tour Association Pam Inman, CTP, CAE, IOM, 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, Kentucky, and guides the association’s strategic direction. In 2018, Inman was appointed to the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board for a two-year term. In the same year, she was named to Women in Travel & Tourism International’s Top Women in Travel Industry Leadership list and currently serves on its Advisory Board. 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 more than 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 communication. 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 the Certified Master Hotel Supplier designation from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute. She recently earned her Certified Tour Professional credentials with NTA. Inman resides in Washington, D.C., and Lexington, Kentucky.

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 networks and 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 email Morgan Maravich, CTP.

Interested in volunteering? Contact:Morgan Maravich, CTP morgan.maravich@ntastaff.com+1.859.264.6552

  • 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