Chapter Presidents, Arizona ASTA Meet in the Desert

The Arizona Chapter held its hugely successful Fiesta in the Desert tradeshow in Phoenix July 12, with more than 80 suppliers in attendance. This year the event brought together Arizona ASTA members, ASTA national staff members and the Chapter President’s Council (CPC), which met the day before. We congratulate Arizona Chapter President Staci Blunt for hosting this popular event, and to all the hard-working Chapter Presidents who made it to the council meeting and trade show.

During the CPC meeting, members elected three of their own to fill the CPC seats on the ASTA Board of Directors—Marilyn Zelaya, Northern California Chapter President, Ralph Vasami, New York City Chapter President and Mike Weingart, Southwest Chapter President, effective during the September 2014 Board meeting. Marilyn was elected by the CPC to serve as chairman and will take over that role from Ryan McGredy, who also serves as the President of the Young Professionals Society. The next meeting of the CPC will be during the ASTA Global Convention. Marilyn, Mike, and Ralph are already planning informal meetings on the Norwegian Breakaway, as well as a formal meeting with training followed by a dinner, tentatively on September 19.