The 2012 Board of Director’s Election Voting is Final
The ITA is pleased to announce the results of the 2012 Board elections in the Salon and Non-salon Sectors.
In the Salon Sector, three candidates were running for two seats. Each seat is for a three-year term beginning October 1, 2012.
The voting totals in the Salon Sector were as follows:
Tan Pro, Huron, OH – 176 votes
Palm Beach Tan, Coppell, TX – 124 votes
Celsius Tannery, Leawood, KS – 93 votes
Congratulations to Rob and Diane who were the top vote-getters in this election and therefore are elected to serve three-year Board terms.
In the Non-Salon Sector, there were five candidates seeking a total of three seats. Each seat is for a three-year term beginning October 1, 2012.
The voting totals in the Non-salon Sector were as follows:
Suntan Supply, Avon, OH – 21 votes
Cosmedico Light, Weymouth, MA – 19 votes
JK-North America/Sun Ergoline, Jonesboro, AK – 17 votes
IST Magazine, Flint, MI – 9 votes
Smart Tan, Jackson, MI – 6 votes
Congratulations to Marty, Kevin and Hans-Juergen for the vote of confidence each received from their industry colleagues.
In a related development, ITA Salon Sector Board members Bart Bonn, Diane Lucas and Rick Kueber have resigned. The industry owes all three a debt of gratitude for their service on the Board and their contributions of both time and resources during their respective tenures.
Vince Lorraine Appointed to ITA Board of Directors
Under the ITA’s corporate bylaws, of the 18 seats on the Board of Directors, three seats are filled by appointment. The three Appointed Directors serve staggered terms and the Board makes one appointment each year.
This year, the board unanimously appointed Vince Lorraine, Publisher of ist Magazine, to serve a three-year term. “I look forward to having Vince on the Board,” said ITA President, Rob Quinn. “Vince is an industry veteran with a track record as an innovative marketer. I know his contribution will be immediate.”
Congratulations to Vince on his appointment!
NRCC Fall Battleground Event
ITA President Rob Quinn was in Washington in September as a guest of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) to attend two days of briefings and meetings with senior Republican lawmakers in the House of Representatives. Because of his extensive work with the NRCC, Rob sits on the NRCC’s National Finance Committee.
During his visit, Rob attended a luncheon honoring one of the industry’s most ardent supporters, Congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY). Congressman Grimm has a tough reelection battle but voiced optimism regarding his campaign, noting that he was tracking a double-digit lead on his Democratic challenger. Rob also met with members of the House Ways and Means Committee including Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL). Congressman Schock expressed support for small business and stated that he shares ITA’s concerns regarding the Tan Tax and its effect on jobs in our industry.
Rob attended a VIP reception with the House Leadership also sponsored by the NRCC. Many members of the House Leadership were present at this gathering and the informal setting provided numerous opportunities to develop new allies, put a human face on our industry and continue to voice concerns about the challenges of running a small business in the current economy.
The highlight of the two-day conference was the keynote address given by New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, who talked about what it’s like to be a newly elected Republican in a heavily Democratic state and how he has overcome many challenges. Governor Christie is a rising star in national politics and has been talked about as a future presidential candidate.
The Lame-duck Session of Congress
A full agenda awaits Congress when it returns after the November 6 elections. The “lame-duck” session will be dominated by fiscal issues, including addressing the debt ceiling and deciding what to do about key tax provisions which expire on December 31 – including the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 (which are often called the “Bush Tax Cuts” but which President Obama extended in 2010). These provisions include cuts to the individual tax rates, tax rates on capital gains and on estate/gift taxes. Congress must also address the payroll tax cut which expires at year’s end.
was the President of the Indoor Tanning Association.
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