The United States Tour Operator Association (USTOA) announces the 2018 Associate Member Advisory Committee to be chaired by USTOA Board Member, Scott Wiseman, President of Travel Impressions. The committee includes APTA members David DiGregorio and David Kartagener.

The 2018 Committee will consist of the following individuals:


  • Nick Panza, Air Tahiti Nui
  • Steve Hargin, Emirates

Ground Operators

  • Jim Tedesco, Back-Roads Touring Co.
  • Kathryn Monaco, ARP Travel Group-East Africa
  • Joe Green, Tumlare Corporation


  • Debbie O’Brien, Belmond USA Inc.
  • Rafi Baeri, Dan Hotels, Israel

Insurance – Medical Assistance

  • Kelly Sahner, Trip Mate

Marketing, Media & Travel Related Services

  • David Kartagener, Kartagener Associates Inc.
  • Josh Gershenson, Travelzoo

Technology – Specialty Service Providers

  • Maria Regester, Rightrez Inc.

Tourist Boards

  • Marilyn Bell, Tourism Calgary
  • Stephanie Wear, Tenerife Tourism Corp
  • David DiGregorio, Innovation Norway / APTA / CornerSun Destination Marketing

Visa and Passport Services

  • Crystal Potter, CIBT / VisaCentral