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NTCC announces new board members for 2012

by jmaloni
Thu, Jan 26th 2012 05:10 pm

The Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation, the official tourism promotion agency for Niagara Falls and Niagara County, recently announced its board members and executive officers for 2012. The positions were voted upon and announced following a Jan. 26 meeting of the agency's 16-member board.

The NTCC board of directors executive officers are as follows:

  • Frank Strangio of Quality Inn Niagara Falls/Antonio's Banquet & Conference Center, chairman
  • Galeb Rizek of Econolodge,vice chairman
  • Shawn Weber of Shawn Weber Real Estate, treasurer
  • Heather Peck of Lockport Main Street Inc., member-at-large 

In addition to the officer appointments, the NTCC board of directors nominating committee, elected the following new members to the board:

  • Strangio
  • William R. Vanecek, director of aviation for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
  • Tom Deal, owner of Deal Realty

The new members were selected following a rigorous process, which included the interviewing of 14 candidates by the nominating committee.

The board of directors of the NTCC includes representatives from the Niagara County Legislature, the cities of Niagara Falls and Lockport, and various hospitality and general business stakeholders. It is comprised of 16 seats, including 13 voting members and three ex-officios. They are responsible for budget and marketing plan approvals in addition to providing accountability and oversight for the fiscal and policy decisions of the NTCC.

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