Congratulations to the CTIS Class of 2017

ABA congratulates the 2017 Certified Travel Industry Specialist (CTIS) graduates! They have all successfully completed the course requirements to earn their CTIS designation. All graduates were honored at a special ceremony on Jan. 16 at the ABA's Annual Meeting & Marketplace in Cleveland.

The CTIS program is administered for ABA by Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis. It is the first university-administered certification program in the group travel industry. The professional development program is available to any employee of an ABA member organization. Participants complete five correspondence courses over a year and they attended and evaluated eight industry advancement seminars presented by Marketplace.

Nearly 600 ABA members have earned this prestigious designation since the program’s inception in 1989.

Cheryl  Adams, Adams Travel

Laurie Adams, Continental Inns of America - Clarion/The Capitol Hotel

Jessica Bennett, Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Lindsey Bowman, Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation

Saundra Briggs-Robertson, Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Adrienne Carci, Blue Ridge Tours

Kendra Dolton, Group Sales Box Office/

Kay Fanok, Greater Morgantown Convention & Visitors Bureau

Shari Feldman, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Julianne Fredrick, Strater Hotel

Katie Fussenegger, Shelbyville-Simpsonville Tourism & Visitors Bureau

Barbara Hackenyos, Friendship Tours

Monica Hall, Abingdon, Va., Convention & Visitors Bureau

Alexandra Harjung, Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau

Lindsay Hill, Destination DC

Leslie Jebran, Trans-Bridge Lines

Sonya Johnson, The Billy Graham Library

Emily Johnson, Anderson Coach & Travel

Carey Kidd, Birthplace of Country Music Inc.

Jenni Koval, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Attractions

Lisa Kukulski, Circle Michigan

Jennifer Laguna, Super Holiday Tours

Mike Maksym, Sports Traveler LLC

Melissa    McClure, Visit Fairfax

Robert McMichael, Sight & Sound Theatres

Ali Meyer, Indiana Office of Tourism Development

Rochelle Miller-Hernandez, Visit Las Cruces

Lisa Morris, Anderson Coach & Travel

Emily Opple, Country Inn of Lancaster

Pam Parham, Memphis Rock 'N' Soul Museum

Paula Reynolds, American Tour Guide Association

Melissa Schleppy, Trans-Bridge Lines

Matt Scott, Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad

Lori Scott, International Spy Museum

G'na Stephens, Gandy Dancer Theatre

Allison Taimanglo, Guide Service of Washington

Evelyn Vazquez, St. Augustine/Ponte Vedra Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mironda White, Bristol Motorspeedway and Dragway

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
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