ABA Foundation Names New Leadership

ABA Foundation Names New Leadership

Tom JeBran of Trans-Bridge Lines to Chair ABA Foundation

The ABA Foundation – the largest non-profit organization in the group travel industry, with an emphasis on research and scholarships – today announced its 2018 leadership officers. Tom JeBran, president of Trans-Bridge Lines in Bethlehem, Pa., has been named Chairman of the Foundation, and John Percy, president & CEO of the Destination Niagara USA in Niagara Falls, N.Y., as Vice Chairman.

“We are excited to have both Tom and John leading the ABA Foundation this year,” said ABA Foundation President & CEO Peter Pantuso. “Both individuals have been leaders on the ABA Board of Directors as well as the ABA Foundation and their dedication to the Foundation’s mission of supporting the motorcoach travel and tour industry is impressive.”

The ABA Foundation supports the motorcoach travel and tourism industry through conducting research on the industry’s impact as well as bestowing academic scholarships to ABA members and the general public earn degrees that support the motorcoach travel and tour industry as well as promote academic excellence and diversity.  


About the ABA Foundation

The American Bus Association Foundation (ABAF) is the scholarship and research arm of the motorcoach, tour and travel industry. The largest non-profit in motorcoach group travel, the ABAF distributes $100,000 a year in scholarships to industry families and invests in research to demonstrate the important role motorcoach transportation plays in society. https://www.buses.org/aba-foundation

About the American Bus Association

The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.


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