ETC's 2018 EXECUTIVE ADVISORY COUNCIL
Members of the current EAC as well as Emeritus Council (colleagues that have served as former Council members) are available to share behind-the-scenes insights on what is involved with conference planning, session choices and events, venue choices, and ETC’s evolving community engagement.
One of the things I enjoyed the most while serving on the council were the friendships with other travel colleagues. I got to know Travel Vendors, Destination Company Representatives and other Planners much better. At the end of the day we all have very similar goals and challenges, and this experience gave me a much broader perspective on the Educational Travel Community. Christel Pailet Aragon, Director, UCLA Alumni Travel
Jean Bouffard left Tourisme Québec after 35 years of service, and three years ago he joined Adventure Canada, a Toronto based tour operator specializing in adventure travel, namely quality
Melissa Gresh is the Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumni Travel Program. She has been on staff at MIT and has worked for the Travel Program
Karen Kuttner-Dimitry is Vice President of Affinity and Charter Sales at Lindblad Expeditions. Kuttner-Dimitry has been in the adventure travel/luxury cruise industry
Andrew Lockwood is President and CEO of Pacific Islands Institute (PII), a specialty-tour operator based in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has been working with educational travel groups in Hawaii
Beth Ray-Schroeder is Director of Duke Alumni Travels in the Office of Alumni Affairs at Duke University. At Duke since 2005, Ray-Schroeder has also directed alumni education initiatives,
Ben Sander works with Black Sheep Adventures designing small group biking and hiking adventure trips. He previously was the Travel Program Manager
Dan Stypa is the Associate Director of Alumni Programs at Rice University (Houston, TX). Stypa is responsible for managing the Rice Alumni Traveling Owls
Lauren Summers is the Director of Marketing for Visit Wales in North America, the official government sponsored tourism board for Wales, where she has worked for the past seven years.
Enrique Velasco, Jr. is COLTUR Peru´s Director of Sales for North America. COLTUR is a third generation family owned and run since inception inbound Tour Company based in Peru. He devoted