2009-05-16 / Top News

Shepler Serves on Two Travel Industry Boards

Chris Shepler of St. Ignace was appointed to two travel industry leadership boards, the American Bus Association 2010 Marketplace Advisory Committee (MAC) February 3 and the 2009 National Tour Association Leadership Team January 30.

The committee offers educational seminars on business issues facing the motorcoach, tour, and travel industries each year. Committee members are selected for their leadership, their enthusiasm, and their commitment to the association and their region.

The association's Marketplace is a gathering for people in the industry to make contacts and create business relationships.

The association strongly relies on volunteers such as Mr. Shepler for planning the Marketplace, said President Peter Pantuso, and being a MAC member will allow Mr. Shepler the opportunity to raise the visibility of his destination by acting as an ambassador for it.

As a member of the National Tour Association (NTA) Leadership Team, Mr. Shepler will assist the Board of Directors in by acting as a link between the general membership and the board in the decision-making process.

"NTA always has been and continues to be a volunteerdriven association," Mr. Shepler said. "NTA is the premier trade association for the travel industry, and I am honored to have been asked to serve a vital role in the development of future programming."

Mr. Shepler has also served the association on the Board of Directors from 1996 to 1998, and was the 2005 National Tour Association's Annual Convention chairman. He has also been appointed to various other committees and councils for the association.

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