USTOA Extends Dale’s Contract as President, Adds CEO to Title
By James Ruggia
October 04, 2012 6:21 PM
Terry Dale has signed a three-year contract extension as president of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA). The contract takes effect on Jan. 31. Dale will also assume the additional role of chief executive officer of the USTOA through January 2016. Dale began as president in February 2011.
“I speak on behalf of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors and entire membership of USTOA when I say that Terry has made significant contributions as president of our association and we look forward to his continued leadership,” said John Hanratty, COO and executive vice president of Travel Impressions, and chairman of USTOA’s Executive Committee. “USTOA’s Annual Conference in Hawaii in December will close out our 40th anniversary and allow all of us to celebrate this milestone along with the many successes achieved as part of Terry’s vision this year.”
Hanratty cited several key initiatives launched and executed in 2012, including the roll-out of new branding and logos; the first Congressional Caucus in Washington, D.C., in June; growing outreach to consumers via a new Facebook page and partner sweepstakes; move to new headquarters in New York City; increased engagement with members through Business After Hours events and video news updates; and a new website to be launched later this fall.
Registration is open for the association’s Annual Conference & Marketplace taking place Dec. 6 to 8 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Hawaii. The conference is open to delegates from active member and associate member companies of USTOA. Companies must be a current member of USTOA with annual dues paid for 2012 in order to attend.