Ken Shapiro Heads New FTA Board of Directors

Ken Shapiro Heads New FTA Board of Directors

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(L to R): Kenneth Shapiro, Jessica Griscavage, Gregg Kaminsky, Claire Kerr-Zlobin

As the transition from an independently owned LLC to a non-for-profit organization continues to progress, the Family Travel Association formed its first official Board of Directors, headed by Travel Age West’s Vice President, Publisher and Editor in Chief, Ken Shapiro. The Executive Committee also includes Marketing and eCommerce Executive, Mike Janes as Vice President, Ben Perlo, Managing Director, G Adventures, as the Treasurer, and Carylann Assante, CEO, SYTA and SYTA Youth Foundation as the Board Secretary.

Also serving on the Board of Directors are:

Dan Austin
Peter Bopp
Laura Davidson
Randy Garfield
Wanda Goodman
Ron Gulaskey
Rainer Jenss
Gregg Kaminsky
Jessica Griscavage
Jeff Ment
Nancy Schretter
Claire Kerr-Zlobin

For a complete bio on each Board member, visit our website at:

A majority of the board had previously served on the FTA’s Board of Advisors. New to the group are Gregg Kaminsky, Travel Designer at R Family Vacations, Jessica Griscavage, Director of Marketing for McCabe World Travel, and Claire Zlobin, Founder and CEO, Life With A Baby. All three will make a great addition as they will help represent the interests of our media and travel agent members. As such, all our members are encouraged to reach out to the board with thoughts, concerns and opportunities they’d like to share. Stay tuned on our Facebook Page to meet our board members as part of a Live Chat series kicking off in early April.

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