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 John A. Marks, President and CEO of the San Francisco
CVB, Elected National Chair of the Travel Industry
Association of America

WASHINGTON, DC - John A. Marks, president and CEO of the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau, was unanimously elected National Chair of the Travel Industry Association of America (TIA) during TIA's recent Marketing Outlook Forum held in Hollywood, Florida.  Marks will serve as TIA's National Chair for full-year 2003.

Marks is a long-serving member of the Travel Industry Association of America's Board of Directors and has served as an officer of the Board for the past four years.  He most recently held the position of First Vice Chair.  In addition, Marks is a past Chair of the TIA Foundation. 

"John brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the tourism industry.  He will be an asset for TIA and the industry, especially as we work with Congress to create a national public/private tourism promotion agency," stated William S. Norman, president and CEO of the Travel Industry Association of America.  "Representing a city hit hard by the downturn in the economy and the aftermath of Sept. 11, John fully understands the value of tourism to this country and he'll work tirelessly on the industry's behalf."

TIA is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the $537 billion travel industry.  TIA's mission is to represent the whole of the U.S. travel industry to promote and facilitate increased travel to and within the United States.


 Laurie Armstrong
Vice President, Public Relations
San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau
201 Third Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 227-2603, Fax (415) 227-2668
[email protected]
Also See: Jonathan M. Tisch, Chairman & CEO of Loews Hotels, Chosen the 2002 Inductee to the Travel Industry Hall of Leaders / Aug 2002
Hospitality Industry Hall of Honor 2002 Inductees; Jennie Grossinger, Elaine Grossinger Estess and William Norman / Sept 2002

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