Emeritus Council members consist of those educational travel industry colleagues who have previously served on the Executive Advisory Council.
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
Fred Ackerman is the Chief Shepherding Officer of Black Sheep Adventures, the adventure travel business he founded in 2002. Ackerman is actively
Cary Allyn has served as the Director of the Vanderbilt University Travel Program since 2001. As a native Nashvillian,
Karen Kresal Anthony is the Director Emerita of Alumni Travel at the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association. She retired from
Tim Bennett is the Business Development Manager at Delta Bridge, Inc. Mr. Bennett began working with Delta Bridge in May, 2015. His Focus is providing
Jennifer Bohac has been Director of Travel for The Association of Former Students at Texas A&M University since May 2001. Prior to that, Bohac worked
Margaret Mullaly Carnright is Assistant Director at Yale Educational Travel and has held this position since June, 2008. Her responsibilities include
Bob Chambers is ETC’s Website Content Manager. His travel career began during graduate school at the University of Michigan, where he worked
Bobbi Collins is Manager, Special Projects with Orbridge. Previously she was the Director of Membership and Business Operations
Alea M. Cot, Assistant Provost for International Education at the University of New Orleans, brings over 20 years of administrative experience in
Diana Lee Crew is currently a consultant to nonprofits and for profit educational organizations focusing on developing strategic relationships and consulting
Lynn Cutter is Executive Vice President, Travel, at National Geographic, responsible for National Geographic’s travel businesses. Cutter has 30 years of
Roberta “Bert” DeVries has been the Travel Planner at the Philadelphia Zoo for the past 19 years and its Program and Trips Coordinator for the past 15 years.
Rodrigo Esponda is the former North America Regional Director for the Mexico Tourism Board. He has been working as a tourism official for the past 17 years:
Stacy Fiorentinos is Founder and President of Classic Escapes, and has provided nature and cultural travel around the world since 1975. She has traveled
Deborah W. Fowlkes is the Senior Director of Alumni Relations at the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), a national organization
James Friedlander is the President of Academic Arrangements Abroad, which he joined 14 years ago to direct and manage all facets of the company.
Rob Fure is Director of Lifelong Learning at Washington and Lee University in Virginia. While teaching American literature and modern poetry
Scott Gerloff is president and CEO of Heritage Travel, LLC. Gerloff is responsible for establishing and implementing the operational strategy of
Melissa Gresh is the Director of the MIT Alumni Travel Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has been on staff at MIT
Maria Gross is an experienced business leader with a strong background in successful leisure travel sales, strategic planning, program development,
Elisabeth Hakim is an accomplished marketing executive with 30 years in the travel and tourism industry. Hakim is currently the North American Market
Linda Ho is the Marketing Manager for the Eastern USA at the Hong Kong Tourism Board. She is a native of Hong Kong, fluent in English and Chinese,
Kris Jameyson is Senior Director of the Cal Discoveries Travel program. She oversees the Cal Alumni Association program serving approximately 1,200 alumni
Ida Kahn-Subin is the United States Programs Director for Project Interchange. After working for El Al as Director of Marketing and Sales and as an international tour operator,
Amy Kotkin served as Director of Smithsonian Journeys, the Institution’s educational travel program from 1994 through 2013. She is now
Frank LaFleche has been involved in the Tourism Industry for over 30 years. He is presently handling Market Development-Canada for the Jordan Tourism Board.
Susan Lethbridge has extensive experience in the cruise industry through her lengthy affiliations with Radisson (now Regent) Seven Seas Cruises and
Philip Lovejoy has been working at Harvard since 1998. Currently he is the Executive Director of the Harvard Alumni Association, serving over 330,000
Martin Ludwig serves as the Director of Travel for the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, where he manages a travel program of more than 35 tours a year. His professional
Aleksandra Matic is the Associate Director of the Member Travel for the Art Institute of Chicago. She joined the staff of the Member Travel Department
Lynn Meehan is responsible for North America market development within the Group and FIT leisure travel sectors for the Department of Tourism and Parks,
Jane Moore is President of Distant Horizons, which, in an attempt to combine her love of travel with a real job, she began more than 30 years ago. With a graduate degree
Roberta Moore is the president of Roberta M. Moore Consulting. Her 25+ year career includes leadership roles in
James Moses is the President and CEO of Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel), the not-for-profit leader in educational travel and learning adventures for adults.
Todd Nielsen is a founding member of the Educational Travel Community and a pioneer in the planning and administration of non-profit, educational tour programs. Todd has been directing
Kerstin Nordin handles Marketing North America for Iceland Travel. She has 40 years’ experience in travel and tourism, including association, travel agency,
Jessica O’Keefe, CTC, is Director of Sales, USA, for EgyptAir, the national airline of Egypt. O’Keefe is an airline executive with broad experience in all aspects of
Dennis Pinto is the Managing Director of Micato Safaris. A Graduate of Stanford University, he spent several years in Asia as a Vice President with
Heidi Ramstad, Leading Community Development & Outreach, was formerly the Director of Sales at TCS Expeditions since 2007, working
Pauline Ranieri has been in the travel industry for more than 25 years. She began her career as a Travel Director with Contiki Holidays -a leader in the
Michael Sanders, President and Founder of the Environmental Adventure Company, offers a vast collection of expertise and experiences in wildlife and natural resource management.
Jim Sano is the World Wildlife Fund’s Vice President for Travel, Tourism and Conservation. He serves as its senior advisor on sustainable tourism programs
Carolyn Sheaff is retired director of the BEAR TREKS Travel Program, California Alumni Association in Berkeley, Calif., and an ETC Emeritus Council member. From 1983 to 2005.
Joseph Small is President of AHI Travel located in Chicago, IL. AHI specializes in educational travel for university, college and other nonprofit organizations. Small has worked for AHI
Alicia Stevens is the former Director of Global Programs at Columbia University in New York City and is presently a PhD candidate, University of Cambridge, Heritage and Museums.She was formerly,
Gaby Whitehouse started the natural history travel program at the Harvard Museum of Natural History in 1975 with a whale-watching trip to Baja, California,
Judi Wineland has been a pioneer and leader in sustainable adventure travel for more than 30 years. Currently the co-owner of Thomson Safaris, Thomson Family Adventures,
Irene B. Ziegler is Program Director for Study Abroad Programs in the Division of International Education at the University of New Orleans. Since 1992.