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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.


The next program will start in July 2017.

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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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