8 New Skål Executive Board Committees, 18 New Co-Chairs

Skål International Elections and Awards 2020 Results
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The newly elected Skål International President, Burcin Turkkan, has been busy restructuring Skål International to achieve better fiscal policies, strategic growth of membership, and restructure of the governance.

Skål established eight committees, co-chaired by appointed Skål International members, where meaningful contributions and a carefully planned implementation process will be discussed and worked on. Such committees will add valuable assistance to the Skål International Executive Board and portfolios.

Skål International Committees 2022

GOVERNANCE Executive Board
Burcin Turkkan, Skål International President

  • Jean-Francois Cote, Co-chairman
  • Franz Heffeter, Co-chairman
  • Holly Powers, Co-chairman

STATUTES/ BY-LAWS Executive Board Liaison
Juan Steta, Skål International Vice President

  • Salih Cene, Co-chairman
  • Mok Singh, Co-chairman

Marja Eela-Kaskinen, Skål International Director

  • Olukemi (Kemi) Soetan, Co-chairman
  • Steve Richer, Co-chairman

TRAINING & EDUCATION Executive Board Liaison
Julie Dabaly-Scott, International Skål Council President

  • Lavonne Wittmann, Co-chairman
  • Paul Durand, Co-chairman

Denise Scrafton, Skål International Director

  • Thomas Doebber-Ruether, Co-chairman
  • Trish May, Co-chairman

TECHNOLOGY Executive Board Liaison
Daniela Otero, Skål International CEO

  • Paolo Bartolozzi, Co-chairman
  • Enrique Flores, Co-chairman

MEDIA & PUBLIC RELATIONS Executive Board Liaison
Annette Cardenas, Skål International Director

  • Juergen Steinmetz, Co-chairman
  • Frank Legrand, Co-chairman

Burcin Turkkan Skål International President

  • Jean Pelletier, Co-chairman
  • Deniz Anapa, Co-chairman
  • Andrew Wood, Co-chairman

Skål President Burcin Turkkan today appealed to members:

As we would like to celebrate the achievements of each committee at our World Congress in Croatia in October, it would mean that we have 8 months to strategize, implement and achieve.

If you are an executor, ready to take the challenge, and already excited about working with Skålleagues to bring back the fun to our organization, please contact your above-listed Committee Co-Chairs via email confirming your participation by January 26, 2022. Please note that you can only be a part of one committee.

Skål International

Founded in 1934, Skål International is the only professional organization promoting global Tourism and friendship, uniting all sectors of the Tourism industry.

Its more than 12,833 members, entailing industry’s managers and executives, meet at local, national, regional, and international levels to do among friends throughout more than 319 Skål Clubs within 98 countries.

More information at skal.org.

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