ABA’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness in the Industry | American Bus Association

ABA’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness in the Industry

ABA is committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusiveness in the motorcoach and group travel industry. In 2022, ABA created the DEI Committee to help ensure ABA’s programming promote the spirit of the DEI iniatitive and values. 

DEI Committee Mission

We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization where our members and employees are empowered by one another and embrace our differences, thus setting the standard for the motorcoach and tour & travel industry.

DEI Committe Members

Saundra Briggs-Robertson CTIS – Louisville Tourism
Mike McDonal – Saucon Technologies
Jeff Shanker – Black Tie Bus Charters Inc.
Clarence E Cox III – Georgia Coach Lines Inc.
Amanda Davis – Visit Grove City
Jackie Grice – Agape Travel & Tours
Willma E. Harvey – River Parishes Tourist Commission
Annie Jirapatnakul – Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Rosemary Judkins – Alabama Tourism Department
Antonio King – King’s College Tours dba King Tours & Transportation
Tico Soto – Tourism Tactics by Tico
Mindy Caldwell – Portland Spirit River Cruises
Staci Dritschel – Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation
Erin Ducharme – Bloom Tour & Charter Services
Tobie Fitzpatrick – Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau
Newanda Hodge – Empire Coach Line Inc.
Cassandra Leonard – LBHS Tours, LLC
Cam Morris – Hale Transportation
Estela Martinez-Stuart – Visit Fort Worth
Carmen McCloud-Whitaker – IHG Hotels & Resorts
William Torres – DC Trails
Bob Schwartz – Trapp Family Lodge

The American Bus Association serves a thriving industry that provides nearly 600 million passenger trips annually on charters, tours, scheduled service, and shuttles. Membership in ABA includes motorcoach operators, tour operators, tourism-related organizations, and products and service suppliers.

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