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GLP Designation

The Global Leadership Professional® designation (GLP) was created to acknowledge business travel professionals who had completed the GLP Program, received their Certificate of Professional Development, and then applied that knowledge to help further the industry through a related group project. Participants completing the 12-month designation program will be honored at GBTA's Annual Convention and then be able to carry the GLP Designation following their names.


The Global Leadership Professional® designation consists of several components, beginning with a 2-day on-site session with Darden School Professors.  During this session, work groups will be formed and industry related projects will be assigned.  Over the following 9 months participants will receive additional instruction from the professors via three web-based virtual classrooms, as well as working independently and within their groups via email and conference calls. There will be a final 1-day on-site session during which the participants will finalize their projects and presentations for delivery to their industry peers at the GBTA Convention.


This program provides corporate travel professionals an opportunity to utilize the various skills, knowledge and expertise they have gained during the GLP program, put it to practical use and then in turn share that knowledge with their peers in an effort to help better the travel industry.


To apply for the GLP Designation Program, applicants must first complete the GLP program and receive their Certificate of Professional Development.


The Designation Program is $5,000 and you must be a GBTA member.


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The GLP Designation was awarded during the
GBTA Convention 2016 in Denver to the following:

Teresa Amos, GTP, GLP
Sr. Global Travel Manager
Hilton Worldwide

Claire Blades, GLP
Director, Travel & Meetings
Veritas Technologies LLC

Deb Cruz, GLP
VP, Global Sales
BCD Travel

Joseph D’Abate, GLP
Global Travel Manager
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Isabelle Donovan, GTP, GLP
Senior Manager, Global Travel and Expense Services
The Boeing Company

Trish Earles, CCTE, GTP, GLP
Sr. Global Manager MIS/Corporate Card

Gail Frazer, GLP
Senior Director, Global Sales
Marriott International, Inc.

Daniele Gadbois, GLP
Director, Business Development
Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Daniel Garuti, CCTE, GLP
VP & Accounting Supervisor
Loomis, Sayles & Company L.P.

Jolee Goularte, CTE, GLP
Director GPO WW Travel and Events
Flextronics International

Deborah Graves, CCTE, GTP, CTC, GLP
Manager, Traveler Services Support
Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Karyn Hoye, CCTE, GLP
Travel Manager
GP Strategies Corporation

Kim Kearns, GLP
Senior Director
BCD Travel

Deborah McKay, CCTE, GTP, GLP
Manager, Global Travel and Events

Joanne McNellis Coelho, GTP, GLP
Director, Global Travel
Wyndham Worldwide

Catherine Moulton, CTC, GLP
SVP - Manager of Travel Services
Robert W. Baird & Co.

Connie Smith, GTP, GLP
Manager, Global Travel Services
McCain Foods Limited

Mark Stansbury, GLP
Senior Manager, Global Travel
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Nick Verdea, GLP
Director Aviation & Corp Travel
The Williams Companies, Inc.

Greg Woods, GLP
Sr. Director, Global Travel & Aviation
Peabody Energy

Lisa Young, GLP
Corporate Travel Manager
Yum! Brands, Inc.

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