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NTA Announces Simon as Chief Staff Officer

March 6, 2007

NTA Announces Simon as Chief Staff Officer
March 6, 2007 – The National Tour Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Lisa Simon, CTP, has been selected as NTA’s chief staff officer. Simon has been serving the association in an interim role since last August.


"Lisa brings to the table a love for visionary thinking, strategic planning and extensive association management experience," said NTA Chairman and CEO Randy Julian. "Her strengths will complement the travel industry expertise and NTA passion shared by the NTA Board, its Leadership Team and our members. I see all good things on the horizon as NTA builds on the incredible momentum that we’re experiencing."


NTA conducted a national search for the chief staff officer and selected Simon as the best possible candidate. With more than two decades of experience in marketing and management, her facilitation skills and analytical abilities have proven effective in strategic planning, leadership development, organizational structure and managing change.


Saying that she looks forward to working with NTA again, Simon noted, "My job is to support and implement the strategic direction and vision established by the NTA Board. Essentially, my goal is to be the best we can be to service our members and attract new members to this dynamic and innovative organization."


The National Tour Association has a global membership of tourism professionals involved in the growth and development of the packaged travel industry. Its membership includes more than 600 tour operator companies – group, independent, inbound and outbound – and the destinations and suppliers that partner with them. The association is committed to providing business results and information to its members, while offering a collaborative, caring environment in which to build relationships. For more information, please visit


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