ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Stacy Tetschner, an experienced and credentialed association professional, has been named president and CEO of the United Motorcoach Association.
Tetschner, who begins his tenure at UMA on June 5, spent 25 years at the National Speakers Association, the last 18 as CEO. He is a Certified Association Executive and a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives.
He replaces Victor Parra, who retired March 31 after spending 19 years as president and CEO of UMA.
Steven C. Klika, who has served as UMA’s interim president and CEO since April 1, will remain in place through the transition to a new chief executive officer.
“Stacy embodies the strong leadership and strategic vision that the board of directors was hoping for in our next chief executive,” said Dale Krapf, chairman of UMA and Krapf’s Coaches.
“We are pleased to be able to attract a professional with his credentials and proven track record and we have high expectations for his ability to lead UMA into the future. This is an exciting time to be part of UMA because this organization has tremendous potential and we are looking forward to seeing our new President and CEO help us realize our vision.”
Tetschner transformed the Arizona-based National Speakers Association and the NSA Foundation from a club-like organization into a powerful national association with 3,500 members, a vibrant and growing social media presence, and a foundation endowment that has grown to more than $3.5 million.
By leveraging publishing opportunities and media appearances, he was able to position NSA as an industry leader with a national profile. Additionally, under his tenure, NSA saw exponential growth in its corporate-sponsorship program.
As CEO, Tetschner was the driving force behind NSA’s strategic organizational vision, collaborating closely with its board of directors to prioritize activities and allocate resources for a fast-growing membership association.
He is a contributing author of two books, “Paid to Speak” and “Windows Into Heaven: Stories Celebrating Down Syndrome.”
Tetschner is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives, where he has served on the board and as vice chairman of ASAE and the Center for Association Leadership. He also has served as chairman of the board and as a director for the Convention Industry Council.
He and his wife, Michelle, have three sons.