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
2018-2019 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.
Jean Bouffard left Tourisme Québec after 35 years of service, and five years ago joined Adventure Canada, a Toronto-based tour operator specializing
Andrea Holbrook is President of Holbrook Travel, Inc. Her start in the travel industry began at a young age, accompanying her parents on
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/CEO of Pacific Islands Institute (PII) based in Honolulu, Hawaii. His mother started the company in 1989 with his assurance
Ivan Martinez-Vega is the Director for Florida and the Caribbean for the Mexico Tourism Board. Based in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area, Martinez
Anna E. Pollock is a Program Officer for Cornell University Alumni Affairs. She is passionate about building devoted audiences of raving fans by using
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
Kate Sanders Kate Sanders is the Director for Alumni Programs and Alumni Group Travel at Oregon State University, where she is responsible for
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