DWHSA Announces Appointees for Its Advisory Board and Marketing Committee



Thirty-three agents who focus their businesses on romance travel will serve the Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialists Association (DWHSA) as members of the group’s inaugural Advisory Board and Marketing Committee.

The DWHSA Advisory Board will help set priorities for the new trade group for agents and provide guidance for its first-year programs, while the DWHSA Marketing Committee will focus on developing new tools and avenues for the association’s member agents to grow their future sales and client bases.

“DWHSA is managed by agents, for agents, so we’re very happy to have such a strong group of volunteer leaders to get things rolling this first year,” says Lisa Sheldon (I Do Island Weddings – Wisconsin), DWHSA’s executive director. “Agents who specialize in romance travel stay very busy all year round, so we’re grateful for the time and energy these members will devote to helping us now through next summer.”

2013-2014 DWHSA ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Representing the U.S. West – Kristi Emo (Your Dream Escapes – Calif.) and Barbara Oliver (All Together Now Travel/Romantic Journeys – California)
Representing the U.S. Southwest – Michelle Bouzek (Vacations in Paradise – Texas) and Stephanie Cannon (Honeymoons Designed – Oklahoma)
Representing the U.S. Southeast – Lisa Jurkonis (Destined 2 Wed – Tennessee) and Vickie Thomas (Magnolia Vacations – Alabama)
Representing the U.S. Midwest – Laura Beyer (A Change of Latitude – Minnesota) and Marcy Gelber (Travel by Marcy – Illinois)

Representing the U.S. Northeast – Heather D’Amico (Romance by D’Amico Travel – New Jersey) and Mary Ann Miller (Dream Makers Travel – Delaware)

Representing Canada – Liz Scull (Ensemble Travel Canada – Ontario) and Irmy Shaw (Alberta Motor Association – Alberta)
At-Large Members -Kelley Austin (Couples Travel Concierge, Cruise Planners/AMEX – Texas), Wendy Dall (That Travel Lady – Illinois), Jennifer Doncsecz (VIP Vacations Inc. – Pennsylvania), Teri Hurley (Endless Love Travel – Texas), Bonnie J. Laferriere (O’Brien Familytime Travel – New Hampshire), Carol Marshall (Marshall’s World of Travel – New York), Tanja Rieck (Drift Away Travel – California), Connie Riker (Create the Moment Travel – Washington), Jody VanBogelen (The Organized Partner – Michigan), and Veronica White (Bliss Honeymoons – Missouri)

2013-2014 DWHSA MARKETING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Sharon Campbell (Wedding & Honeymoon Travel Group – California)
Michelle Carbone (Michelle’s Destinations Unlimited – Oklahoma)
Jason Holland (Travel Simplicity – Pennsylvania)
Amy Johnson (A Room With a View Cruise & Travel – Wisconsin)
Brenda Llamas Young (Encore Romance Travel – New Jersey)
Joanne MacDonald (Jomac Travel – Alberta)
Brad Martin (Anywhere Anytime Journeys – Illinois)
Kim Medelberg (Medelberg’s Travel – Wisconsin)
Ann Ronan (San Juan Capistrano Travel – California)
Lisa Shockney (Bay Winds Travel Agency – Maryland)
Shirley Thomas (Power Trips Travel – Florida)

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