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Management Board

Industry leaders and our Management Board play a vital role in setting the strategic direction for WYSE Travel Confederation and in representing the diverse interests of our members worldwide. Our Management Board oversees the implementation of decisions made by our members at our Annual General Meeting (AGM), which takes place at the World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) each year.

Management Board members serve a three year term; elections to re-elect board members, or to elect new board members, take place at our AGM.

Management Board members

Russ Hedge

Management Board Chair

President & CEO
Hostelling International USA

Carye Duffin

Cultural Exchange – Chair

Vice President, External Relations
Council on International Educational Exchange

John Cedergardh

Study Abroad – Chair

STS Education


Pieter van der Zeeuw

Accommodation – Chair

Managing Director
Hans Brinker Budget Hotel

Nick Pound

Travel Safety – Chair

Director of Partnerships
World Nomads

Dave Dahl

Finance and Audit Committee – Chair

WISE Foundation

Vicki Cunningham

Member at Large

Group Director, Work Abroad
STA Travel

Finance and Audit Committee

Astrid Ludemann

Independent Financial Auditor

Director, Financial Investigations