Corporation for Travel Promotion (dba Brand USA), 36767 [2015-15884]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 123 / Friday, June 26, 2015 / Notices hearing. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance official number and title for the program under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms. Dated: June 22, 2015. Michael S. DeVillo, Eligibility Examiner. [FR Doc. 2015–15747 Filed 6–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Corporation for Travel Promotion (dba Brand USA) International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: The Department of Commerce is currently seeking applications from travel and tourism leaders from specific industries for membership on the Board of Directors (Board) of the Corporation for Travel Promotion (dba Brand USA). tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The purpose of the Board is to guide the Corporation for Travel Promotion on matters relating to the promotion of the United States and communication of travel facilitation issues, among other tasks. On June 22, 2015 we published in the Federal Register a ‘‘Notice of an opportunity for travel and tourism industry leaders to apply for membership on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Travel Promotion’’ (80 FR 35627), announcing membership opportunities on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Travel Promotion. A fourth industry sector, hotel accommodations, was inadvertently omitted from the list of seats for which representatives are being sought. Interested parties who have already applied in response to that Federal Register notice do not need to re-apply. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce is currently seeking applications from travel and tourism leaders from specific industries for membership on the Board of Directors (Board) of the Corporation for Travel Promotion (dba Brand USA). The purpose of the Board is to guide the Corporation for Travel Promotion on matters relating to the promotion of the United States as a travel destination and communication of travel facilitation issues, among other tasks. DATES: All applications must be received by the National Travel and Tourism Office by close of business on August 7, 2015. ADDRESSES: Electronic applications may be sent to: CTPBoard@trade.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Jun 25, 2015 Jkt 235001 Written applications can be submitted to Isabel Hill, Director, National Travel and Tourism Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, Mail Stop 10007, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Telephone: 202.482.0140. Email: Isabel.Hill@trade.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Heizer, Deputy Director, Industry Relations, National Travel and Tourism Office, Mail Stop 10003, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Telephone: 202.482.4904. Email: julie.heizer@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Travel Promotion Act of 2009 (TPA) was signed into law by President Obama on March 4, 2010. The TPA established the Corporation for Travel Promotion (the Corporation), as a non-profit corporation charged with the development and execution of a plan to (A) provide useful information to those interested in traveling to the United States; (B) identify and address perceptions regarding U.S. entry policies; (C) maximize economic and diplomatic benefits of travel to the United States through the use of various promotional tools; (D) ensure that international travel benefits all States and the District of Columbia, and (E) identify opportunities to promote tourism to rural and urban areas equally, including areas not traditionally visited by international travelers. The Corporation is governed by a Board of Directors, consisting of 11 members with knowledge of international travel promotion or marketing, broadly representing various regions of the United States. The TPA directs the Secretary of Commerce (after consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of State) to appoint the Board of Directors for the Corporation. At this time, the Department will be selecting four individuals with the appropriate expertise and experience from specific sectors of the travel and tourism industry to serve on the Board as follows: (A) 1 shall have appropriate expertise and experience in a city convention and visitors’ bureau; (B) 1 shall have appropriate expertise and experience in the restaurant industry; (C) 1 shall have appropriate expertise and experience as an official in a State tourism office; and (D) 1 shall have appropriate expertise and experience as an official in the hotel accommodations sector. To be eligible for Board membership, individuals must have international PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 36767 travel and tourism marketing experience, be a current or former chief executive officer, chief financial officer, or chief marketing officer or have held an equivalent management position. Additional consideration will be given to individuals who have experience working in U.S. multinational entities with marketing budgets, and who are audit committee financial experts as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (in accordance with section 407 of Pub. L. 107–204 [15 U.S.C. 7265]). Individuals must be U.S. citizens, and in addition, cannot be federally registered lobbyists or registered as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended. Those selected for the Board must be able to meet the time and effort commitments of the Board. Board members serve at the discretion of the Secretary of Commerce (who may remove any member of the Board for good cause). The terms of office of each member of the Board appointed by the Secretary shall be 3 years. Board members can serve a maximum of two consecutive full three-year terms. Board members are not considered Federal government employees by virtue of their service as a member of the Board and will receive no compensation from the Federal government for their participation in Board activities. Members participating in Board meetings and events may be paid actual travel expenses and per diem when away from their usual places of residence by the Corporation. To be considered for appointment, please provide the following: 1. Name, title, and personal resume of the individual requesting consideration, including address, email address and phone number; and 2. A brief statement of why the person should be considered for appointment to the Board. This statement should also address the individual’s relevant international travel and tourism marketing experience and indicate clearly the sector or sectors enumerated above in which the individual has the requisite expertise and experience. Individuals who have the requisite expertise and experience in more than one sector can be appointed for only one of those sectors. Appointments of members to the Board will be made by the Secretary of Commerce. Dated: June 23, 2015. Isabel M. Hill, Director, National Travel and Tourism Office. [FR Doc. 2015–15884 Filed 6–24–15; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Corporation for Travel Promotion (dba Brand USA)

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: The Department of Commerce is currently seeking applications 
from travel and tourism leaders from specific industries for membership 
on the Board of Directors (Board) of the Corporation for Travel 
Promotion (dba Brand USA).

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    The purpose of the Board is to guide the Corporation for Travel 
Promotion on matters relating to the promotion of the United States and 
communication of travel facilitation issues, among other tasks. On June 
22, 2015 we published in the Federal Register a ``Notice of an 
opportunity for travel and tourism industry leaders to apply for 
membership on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Travel 
Promotion'' (80 FR 35627), announcing membership opportunities on the 
Board of Directors of the Corporation for Travel Promotion.
    A fourth industry sector, hotel accommodations, was inadvertently 
omitted from the list of seats for which representatives are being 
sought.
    Interested parties who have already applied in response to that 
Federal Register notice do not need to re-apply.

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce is currently seeking applications 
from travel and tourism leaders from specific industries for membership 
on the Board of Directors (Board) of the Corporation for Travel 
Promotion (dba Brand USA). The purpose of the Board is to guide the 
Corporation for Travel Promotion on matters relating to the promotion 
of the United States as a travel destination and communication of 
travel facilitation issues, among other tasks.

DATES: All applications must be received by the National Travel and 
Tourism Office by close of business on August 7, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Electronic applications may be sent to: CTPBoard@trade.gov. 
Written applications can be submitted to Isabel Hill, Director, 
National Travel and Tourism Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, Mail 
Stop 10007, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. 
Telephone: 202.482.0140. Email: Isabel.Hill@trade.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Heizer, Deputy Director, 
Industry Relations, National Travel and Tourism Office, Mail Stop 
10003, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Telephone: 
202.482.4904. Email: julie.heizer@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: The Travel Promotion Act of 2009 (TPA) was signed into 
law by President Obama on March 4, 2010. The TPA established the 
Corporation for Travel Promotion (the Corporation), as a non-profit 
corporation charged with the development and execution of a plan to (A) 
provide useful information to those interested in traveling to the 
United States; (B) identify and address perceptions regarding U.S. 
entry policies; (C) maximize economic and diplomatic benefits of travel 
to the United States through the use of various promotional tools; (D) 
ensure that international travel benefits all States and the District 
of Columbia, and (E) identify opportunities to promote tourism to rural 
and urban areas equally, including areas not traditionally visited by 
international travelers.
    The Corporation is governed by a Board of Directors, consisting of 
11 members with knowledge of international travel promotion or 
marketing, broadly representing various regions of the United States. 
The TPA directs the Secretary of Commerce (after consultation with the 
Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of State) to appoint 
the Board of Directors for the Corporation.
    At this time, the Department will be selecting four individuals 
with the appropriate expertise and experience from specific sectors of 
the travel and tourism industry to serve on the Board as follows:
    (A) 1 shall have appropriate expertise and experience in a city 
convention and visitors' bureau;
    (B) 1 shall have appropriate expertise and experience in the 
restaurant industry;
    (C) 1 shall have appropriate expertise and experience as an 
official in a State tourism office; and
    (D) 1 shall have appropriate expertise and experience as an 
official in the hotel accommodations sector.
    To be eligible for Board membership, individuals must have 
international travel and tourism marketing experience, be a current or 
former chief executive officer, chief financial officer, or chief 
marketing officer or have held an equivalent management position. 
Additional consideration will be given to individuals who have 
experience working in U.S. multinational entities with marketing 
budgets, and who are audit committee financial experts as defined by 
the Securities and Exchange Commission (in accordance with section 407 
of Pub. L. 107-204 [15 U.S.C. 7265]). Individuals must be U.S. 
citizens, and in addition, cannot be federally registered lobbyists or 
registered as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act 
of 1938, as amended.
    Those selected for the Board must be able to meet the time and 
effort commitments of the Board.
    Board members serve at the discretion of the Secretary of Commerce 
(who may remove any member of the Board for good cause). The terms of 
office of each member of the Board appointed by the Secretary shall be 
3 years. Board members can serve a maximum of two consecutive full 
three-year terms. Board members are not considered Federal government 
employees by virtue of their service as a member of the Board and will 
receive no compensation from the Federal government for their 
participation in Board activities. Members participating in Board 
meetings and events may be paid actual travel expenses and per diem 
when away from their usual places of residence by the Corporation.
    To be considered for appointment, please provide the following:
    1. Name, title, and personal resume of the individual requesting 
consideration, including address, email address and phone number; and
    2. A brief statement of why the person should be considered for 
appointment to the Board. This statement should also address the 
individual's relevant international travel and tourism marketing 
experience and indicate clearly the sector or sectors enumerated above 
in which the individual has the requisite expertise and experience. 
Individuals who have the requisite expertise and experience in more 
than one sector can be appointed for only one of those sectors. 
Appointments of members to the Board will be made by the Secretary of 
Commerce.

    Dated: June 23, 2015.
Isabel M. Hill,
Director, National Travel and Tourism Office.
[FR Doc. 2015-15884 Filed 6-24-15; 4:15 pm]
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