Peter J. Pantuso
President and CEO
Peter J. Pantuso is president and chief executive officer of the American Bus Association, North America's largest motorcoach, tour and travel association representing more than 65 percent of all motorcoaches on the highways, as well as private travel related businesses, state and local government travel and tourism offices, state associations and other entities involved in promoting travel throughout North America. Total membership in the ABA is 3,800 members. In addition, Pantuso is also president of the National Bus Traffic Association and the American Bus Association Foundation.
Pantuso oversees the association's daily operations, including government affairs; policy; communications; meetings and education programs; publications, including ABA's award winning magazine Destinations; membership programs and budgeting and personnel.
The ABA Foundation began under Pantuso's leadership, and in a few years it has grown to nearly $1 million in funds and awarded over $400,000 in scholarships and grants. Both the Foundation and NBTA are headquartered in ABA's offices.
Pantuso serves on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's committee of 100 leading association executives and has previously served on the Policy Committee of the American Society of Association Executives and the Board of the Museum of Bus Transportation and the Board of the U.S. Travel Association.
A native of Bradford, Pennsylvania, Pantuso is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and earned his Masters of Association Management from George Washington University's School of Business and Government.