Ladders 2017 Mentors 

GBTA Ladders is a unique team mentor program that affords members an opportunity to not only expand their professional development within the travel and meetings industry, but to also gain true lifelong colleagues & friends. GBTA Ladders Program Mentors are highly accomplished executives with proven success in the travel business from both buyer and supplier organizations. These passionate industry leaders volunteer their time to guide talented members of the corporate travel community by helping them build connections, knowledge, and skills – helping shape the future of the business travel industry.

Meet the 2017 Mentors:

Andrew S. Miller
Regional Vice President
iJET International, Inc.

Barbara Rose
Americas Travel Lead | Global Travel, Meeting & Events
EY Global Services Limited

Caroline Strachan
Managing Partner
Festive Road

Christopher Ahlgrim
Head of Membership Services and Development - The Americas
Global Hotel Alliance

Dan Ruch
CEO and Founder

Daniel Raine
Global Director

David Thompson Jr.
Executive Director – Global Travel & Meeting Services
Estee Lauder Companies

Doug Payne
Senior Vice President – Sales

Erin Wilk
Global Security Operations, Global Travel Safety and Security Program Manager

Hank Benedetti
Managing Director
American Airlines

Jeff Fehlis
Vice President of Sales
Delta Private Jets

John Dean
Vice President, Information Technology
HRG North America

Kimberly Kaye
Huron Consulting

Marc Casto
President & CEO
Casto Travel

Monica Whitehead
Travel Manager
Stonegate Mortgage

Paul Tilstone
Managing Partner
Festive Road

Phillip Peña
Director of Corporate Sales, UK and The Americas
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Raymond Greeve
Corporate Vice President, Travel
New York Life

Rita Visser
Director Global Travel GPO/Executive Travel Services

Thomas Sparico
Co-Founder & President
Brand New Matter

William Bos
Senior Worldwide Sales Manager Worldwide Sales
Best Western International