Bud Geissler, Jr. Named 2024 ABA Marketplace Chairman

Bud Geissler, Jr. Named 2024 ABA Marketplace Chairman

ABA announced today the appointment of Bud Geissler, Jr., president of GroupCollect in Panama City, Fla., as the 2024 ABA Marketplace Chairman in Nashville, Jan. 13-16, 2024

"Bud  is a legend in the group tour and travel industry and we are excited to bring his energy and knowledge to ABA's Marketplace," said Peter Pantuso, president & CEO of ABA. 

Geissler has spent more than 25 years working as a tour operator in the student travel industry. He believes that travel is an integral and transformative piece of every child’s education.

In addition to his work in the student sector, Bud has presented throughout the U.S. on a myriad of travel topics, including group planning, the role of emerging technology in travel, safety protocol, and how to grow your footprint in the group travel marketplace.

He also participated with the ABA's Meetings Advisory Committee for several years and is thrilled to have the opportunity to chair the 2024 Marketplace in Nashville.
“I’m honored and humbled to be part of such an inspiring event," said Geissler. "Marketplace is a pivotal forum for conversations and relationships within the industry and Nashville always does a great job making everyone feel welcome!”

To join Bud and the who's who of the motorcoach group tour and travel industry in Nashville, click here

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.


Melanie Hinton, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, ABA
Office: (202) 218-7220
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)