SAN FRANCISCO -- The Pacific Asia Travel Association announced the
restructuring of its staff, effective with the Oct. 1 move of its
headquarters to Bangkok, Thailand.
The association's Bangkok team will be led by chief executive
officer Joseph McInerney, who will oversee the following members of
the executive staff: John Koldowski, director-research and
strategic information; Erin MacArthur, the former manager-events
who has been promoted to director-events; and Lyn Hikida, the
former manager-communications, who has been promoted to
director-communications. Hikida will fill the position held by Bill
Hastings, who was named managing director-the Americas and will be
based at PATA's San Francisco office.
As part of the restructuring, the titles of the senior
executives overseeing PATA's four divisional offices have been
changed to managing directors. Along with Hastings, the managing
directors will be Helen Lindsay Peterson, Asia; John Semone,
Europe, and Sharon Hannaford, Pacific.
PATA's former manager-human resources, Gabriel Ortiz, has been
promoted to director-Latin America, based in San Francisco. Besides
liaising with PATA chapters and members in Latin America, and
working to expand the organization in the Latin American outbound
markets, Ortiz will continue to handle PATA office management and
internal human resources.
Andrea Yeo, director-Southeast Asia, will add the responsibility
of coordinating PATA's "two-way tourism" efforts within the
Pacific-Asia region and will spend several months in the Americas
and Pacific divisional offices before joining the staff at PATA's
office in Bangkok.
PATA's Operational Headquarters will be located at Unit B1, 28th
Floor, Siam Tower, 989 Rama I Road, Pratumwan, Bangkok, 10330,
Thailand. PATA headquarters in Bangkok can be reached by telephone
at (011) (66-2) 658-2000 and by fax at (011) (66-2) 658-2010. PATA
maintains a Web site at www.pata.org. Until the association sets up
a new e-mail address for its Bangkok headquarters, it can be
reached at its San Francisco administrative headquarters at [email protected].