Agent Issues Elizabeth Milward, retired IATAN officer By Michael Milligan / June 24, 2003 Share 1 -- GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- Elizabeth Milward, who retired last year as vice president of sales for the International Airlines Travel Agent Network, died on June 20 after a long battle with lung cancer. "Elizabeth Milward was an advocate and friend of travel agents and industry associates her entire life," said Denise Ladouceur, IATAN's president and chief executive officer. "Her presence and spirit will be sorely missed. Our sympathies are with her husband Jim and her family."Milward retired on March 31, 2002, after serving 16 years with IATAN. She was widely considered to be an advocate for industry professionalism for both travel agents and suppliers.Previously, Milward spent 25 years with Pan American World Airways, working her way up from passenger services representative in London to director of travel agency sales at the airline's New York headquarters.Active in the industry, Milward participated in such associations as New York Skal Club, ASTA, ARTA, and ICTA.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) or The David Center in Rockville Center, NY.