ETC's 2018 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.
Christel Pailet Aragon, Director, UCLA Alumni Travel
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.
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
Jean Bouffard left Tourisme Québec after 35 years of service, and three years ago he joined Adventure Canada, a Toronto based tour operator
Heidi Durflinger is the President of Go Ahead Tours, the adult travel division of EF Education First whose mission is Opening the World through Education
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
Kris Jameyson is Senior Director of the Cal Discoveries Travel program. She oversees the Cal Alumni Association program serving approximately 1,200
Karen Kuttner-Dimitry is Vice President of Affinity and Charter Sales at Lindblad Expeditions. Kuttner-Dimitry has been in the adventure travel/luxury cruise
Andrew Lockwood is President and CEO of Pacific Islands Institute (PII), a specialty-tour operator based in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has been working
Tony Rango has been a staff member of the Sierra Club since 1992 and currently serves as the Director of National Outings and Program Safety.
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
Steve Ridgway is Owner and President of Criterion Travel, a tour operator specializing in educational travel. He has been a professional tour operator for
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
Lauren Summers is the Director of Marketing for Visit Wales in North America, the official government sponsored tourism board for Wales
Enrique Velasco, Jr. is COLTUR Peru´s Director of Sales for North America. COLTUR is a third generation family-owned-and-run-since-inception