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Andolino Sworn-In to Travel and Tourism Advisory Board

April 15, 2014 Appointments No Comments Email Email

Earlier this week, Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino was sworn in to the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board(TTAB) for a second two-year term.

Commissoner Andolino was re-appointed to the Board by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker last month.

The swearing-in ceremony took place in Chicago during TTAB’s annual Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, April 8 at the 2014 IPW Conference at McCormick Place. IPW is a premier event for travel buyers and tour operators around the world. It wrapped up earlier this week.unnamed (2)

In addition to the Board members, Secretary Pritzker and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson participated in the meeting via teleconference.

The Board, established in 2003, serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the travel and tourism industry in the United States. Its members represent a broad cross-section of the industry, including transportation services, financial services, and hotels and restaurants, as well as a mix of other small and large firms from across the country.

It also provides advice that helps the government prioritize the travel and tourism policies that will contribute to growth, including enhanced visa issuance and travel facilitation, increased investment in transportation infrastructure, and research for decision-unnamed (3)making.

“On behalf of MayorRahm Emanuel, it is my privilege to continue to serve on the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board”, said Commissioner Andolino. “Thanks to Secretary Pritzker’s confidence, the CDA will continue to take the opportunity to further the Mayor’s goal to welcome 55 million annual visitors to Chicago by 2020.”

Commissioner Andolino manages O’Hare and Midway International Airports, which together comprise one of the world’s busiest airport systems with more than 85 million passengers and one million operations each year, and an annual operating budget of $1 billion. She is also leading the O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP) – an $8 billion mega-project that is reconfiguring O’Hare’s airfield into a parallel runway layout system to reduce delays and increase capacity at one of the world’s busiest airports.

Click here for full list of TTAB members and other information about the Board.

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