ACTA announces board of directors for 2023-2024

ACTA announces board of directors for 2023-2024

TORONTO — ACTA announced its new board of directors following its AGM yesterday.

Members voted on the nine positions available to the board. Immediately after the AGM wrapped up, the newly elected board appointed another three positions, for a total of 12.

The new ACTA Board of Directors for the year 2023-2024 is:

  • Liz Fleming, General Manager, North South Travel representing B.C./Yukon region
  • Peter Keyter, Director and General Counsel, South Travel o/a The Travel Lady Agency representing Alberta/Northwest Territories region
  • Karen Schabel CTM, Training and Development Coordinator, CAA Saskatchewan, representing Saskatchewan region
  • Melanie Carter CTM, Director, Travel, CAA Club Group of Companies, representing Manitoba/Nunavut region
  • Monica Johnstone CTC, President, Uniglobe Travel Innovations, representing Ontario region
  • Geneviève Dupuy-Duplessis, VP, Club Voyages Dumoulin, representing Québec region
  • Gary Gaudry, President, Maritime Travel, representing Atlantic region
  • Zeina Gedeon, CEO, Trevello, ACTA Director at Large
  • Brian Robertson, President, Canada West, Direct Travel, ACTA Director at Large
  • Shalene Dudley, CEO Latitude Concierge Travels, ACTA Appointed Director
  • Mary Jane Hiebert CTC, Owner, Independent Travel Advisor, Oyster Travel, ACTA Appointed Director
  • Rocky Racco, Owner and CEO, TTI Travel, ACTA Appointed Director.

For the coming year, the ACTA Board Chair is Mary Jane Hiebert CTC; Vice Chair: Monica Johnstone CTC; Treasurer: Liz Fleming; Secretary: Brian Robertson.

“The new board is very excited about working together with our members and ACTA partners to build a strong future for travel agencies and independent travel advisors,” said Hiebert.

Several long-term directors left the ACTA board. Said ACTA president, Wendy Paradis: “I would like to thank the following outgoing board members for their dedication and tremendous contribution over many years: Patrick Doyle, former VP and GM for Canada, American Express Global Business Travel and current CCO FlightClaim; Mike Foster, President, Nexion Canada; Louise Gardiner CTM, VP, The Agency Solution; and Richard Vanderlubbe, President,”

Paradis added that Foster and Vanderlubbe will continue to be valued members of ACTA’s Travel Agency Leaders Advisory Group (TALA).

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