Educational Advisory Committee


Our ASTA Global Convention Advisory Committee is a group of ASTA members providing expert advice and educational recommendations to ASTA on current issues and topics of relevance to the wide spectrum of ASTA membership types from across the globe.

This year, as the committee focuses on our theme - “Do Great Things” - you will find many exciting topical and unique sessions geared specifically to you and your business. Whether you are an owner/manager, front-line agent, leisure or corporate, or an independent contractor, ASTA Global Convention 2018 will have distinctive educational components designed to match your individual needs.

We would like to thank our committee members for their time and support!

2018 ASTA Global Convention Advisory Committee Members

  • Rick Ardis, Ardis Travel
  • Brian Chapin, Ensemble Travel Group
  • Jackie Friedman, Nexion
  • Bill Haire, Travelink/American Express
  • Heather Kindred, Travel Leaders
  • Helen Prochilo, Promal Vacations
  • Robin Sanchez, Your Travel Center
  • Gloria Stock Mickelson, Travel Leaders Network
  • Olga Ramudo, Express Travel
  • Stephen Thomas-Schulere, Balboa Travel
  • Gina Weyer, Signature Travel Network
  • Sheena Young, Global Meetr

ASTA Global Convention feedback:

ASTA’s unique educational sessions receive high marks for their distinctive content so relevant to today’s evolving world for travel advisors whether large or small, leisure or corporate, owners or front line advisors. The strong focus provided by our Educational Advisory Committee – made up of a cross section of ASTA members – ensures our educational sessions are relevant, timely and true differentiators for today’s world. -Mark Meader, SVP, ASTA


The ASTA Global Convention is a great way to not only strengthen my business, but also expand my knowledge and opportunities.  The contacts and content are outstanding in leading us into the future.


The ASTA Global Convention is quickly becoming THE industry event of the year. I am grateful to the current administration and board for their tremendous collective effort to bring ASTA into the 21st century.  ASTA has evolved into an extremely relevant organization and membership is a no-brainer, as there's so much to be gained.