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Want to Serve on the NTA Board? Start Here Today.

August 31, 2011

Want to Serve on the NTA Board? Start Here Today. 

Do you want an opportunity to serve on the NTA board? The Nominating Committee is now accepting applications from tour operators, tour suppliers and destination representatives interested in serving on the NTA Board of Directors. Please contact Katey Pease to receive an application and for more details. Applications are due Sept. 27. 

NTA has a new election process, which was fine-tuned after the NTA Board received feedback during Contact. Attendees at the Newport, Rhode Island, event had an opportunity to share their input on a revised election process. The Nominating Committee and NTA Board used this information to finalize the process, which will help NTA continue to have strong board leadership for the future.

Here’s a step-by-step look at the process:

1. Call for nominations! Contact Katey for the application. The open positions are:

  • secretary/treasurer (tour operator) (Executive Committee)
  • vice chairman (tour operator) (Executive Committee)
  • three tour operator director positions (two-year terms)
  • one supplier director position (two-year term)
  • one DMO director position (two-year term).

2. The Nominating Committee will go through its normal process of vetting all applications. Then, the committee will nominate one candidate per position, being mindful of qualifications, geographic representation and business type.

3. Once those nominations are announced in October, members who were not nominated can complete an application by Oct. 25 to run "from the floor" and be placed on the ballot.

4. When elections open prior to Convention, members can vote on each position individually, including for a candidate from the floor. Operators will vote for operator candidates and officers, suppliers for supplier candidates, and DMOs for DMO candidates.

5. You can learn more about the candidates and ask questions during "Meet the Candidates" sessions. Watch for a schedule of these sessions; some will occur prior to Convention and others will be on-site in Las Vegas.

6. After members have a final opportunity to vote at Convention, elections will close, and the 2012 NTA Board will be introduced in Las Vegas.

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