The Search Committee tasked with identifying the next President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Travel Association announced today it has opened its search process and welcomes submissions and expressions of interest from candidates, as well as sources of prospective candidates, for this key industry leadership position.

Interested parties may confidentially contact Heidrick & Struggles, the executive advisory firm engaged by the committee to assist in its process, by sending an email to USTAreferrals@heidrick.com.

The nine-member search committee, led by U.S. Travel National Chair Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line, and senior representatives of core segments of the travel industry, will work with Heidrick & Struggles over the coming months to engage prospective candidates.

The committee aims to name the association’s new CEO this summer.


U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry. Travelers in the United States are estimated to spend $1.1 trillion in 2022 (still 10% below 2019 levels). U.S. Travel advocates for policies to accelerate an even recovery across the travel industry and restore economic and job growth for this essential contributor to our nation’s success. Visit ustravel.org for information and recovery-related data.



Greg Staley

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