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IRTA Names New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the International Reciprocal Trade Association named Ron Whitney as the IRTA interim Executive Director at their Savannah (GA) meeting that was held on September 9, 2007.

David Wallach, the newly elected president of IRTA, confirmed, �The IRTA Global Board of Directors is delighted that Ron has accepted the position. He is extremely well qualified, and I know that he will be very effective in all areas of this important role.�

Whitney has 15 years experience in the barter business. He founded and built Barter Network, in Chadds Ford (PA), into one of the largest organized trade exchanges on the east coast. 

�I will initially focus on building the IRTA membership base and creating new ways to further expand membership services,� stressed Whitney. 

He holds a BA in Political Science from George Washington University, and a JD from Widener University Law School. He also is the U.S. barter industry�s liaison with the U.S. government, serving on the IRS�s business advisory group, IRPAC (Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee).

Ron replaces Krista Vardabash who resigned as IRTA Executive Director after seven years of distinguished service. IRTA represents and serves the modern trade and barter industry, which is dedicated to monetizing excess business capacities that bring additional revenues and profits to the industry�s 400,000 worldwide business clients.

The IRTA stated mission is: To provide to its members an ethics based global network for the enhancement of trade and alternative capital systems, through ongoing education, self regulation, and standards development.

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