Chris ‘Chez’ Chesak

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Executive Director

Chris ‘Chez’ Chesak brings to the FTA 20 years experience in corporate partnerships, business development, and organizational leadership. Most recently, Chez spent nine years helping guide the Adventure Travel Trade Association to its current position as a galvanizing force for that niche of the travel industry. Previously he drove the development and marketing programs for various active/outdoor organizations, such American Hiking Society (where he also managed the National Trails Day program) and the venerable, 100+ year-old The American Alpine Club.

Chez is an avid traveler, skier, backpacker, and writer, having published fictional works in several literary quarterlies and non-fiction in national publications. He currently lives with his wife Sally and two daughters in the American heartland.

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