News Release


 Douglas Anderson to Chair GBTA Foundation Board 

GBTA President Donna Kelliher Also Appoints New Allied, Direct Members

 

Alexandria, VA – January 7, 2015 – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced six new members for the 2015 Board of Trustees for the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of GBTA. Douglas Anderson, president and CEO of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, will take on the role of Foundation Board Chair.

 

“I am pleased to announce the two-year appointment of these prominent industry leaders to the GBTA Foundation Board of Trustees,” said Donna Kelliher, GBTA president and CEO. “With their industry experience and insights, I am confident they will help to further the GBTA Foundation’s mission to provide the business travel industry with timely and accurate research, scholarships and unparalleled educational programs.”

 

“I am looking forward to the opportunity to chair the GBTA Foundation Board,” said Anderson. “I hope to continue and build on the Foundation’s record of excellence when it comes to industry leading research and education. These programs make our industry stronger and help propel business travel professionals forward in their careers.”

 

New Board Members:

 

Douglas Anderson, Incoming Chair, President & CEO
Carlson Wagonlit Travel

 

Ross Hosking, Executive Vice President
Wyndham Worldwide

 

Victor Pynn, Chief Operating Officer
Amadeus North America, Inc.

 

Bhart A. Sarin, CCTE, C.P.M., GTP, Global Procurement
Ingredion Incorporated

 

Kristen Shovlin, VP Sales Operations
Delta Air Lines

 

Jim Wilkins, Sr. Director, Corporate Travel Services
Turner Broadcasting System

 

Continuing Board Members:

 

Daphne Bryant, Executive Director
GBTA Foundation

 

Tad Fordyce, Head of Global Commercial Solutions
Visa Inc.

 

Laurie Kazimer, Manager, Travel Services
Target

 

Donna Kelliher, CTC, GLP
President & CEO, GBTA
Director, Travel & Corporate Services Dominion

 

Beth Kinerk, Senior Vice President - Sales, North America
Avis Budget Group

 

Kevin Maguire, CCTE, GLP, GTP
Past President & Chairman, GBTA
Global Travel Manager
HGST, Inc.

 

Michael McCormick, Executive Director & COO
GBTA

 

Alicia L. Tillman

 

Outgoing Board Members:

Steve Singh, Chairman & CEO
Concur

 

Christie Hicks, Senior Vice President, Starwood Sales Organization
Starwood Hotels and Resorts

 

Volker Huber, Senior Vice President, Corporate Solutions
HRS

 

John Slater, Vice President of Sales - The Americas
United Airlines


“I would personally like to thank all of our outgoing Board members, especially the outgoing Chair Steve Singh for his service to the GBTA Foundation Board for the past four years,” said Daphne Bryant, GBTA Foundation executive director. “His dedication to the Foundation and the corporate travel community will be recognized for many years to come, and the incoming board is sure to look at the precedence he has set for success.”


CONTACT:
Colleen Lerro Gallagher, +1 703-236-1133, cgallagher@gbta.org
Gayle Kansagor, +1 202-295-8775, gayle.kansagor@harbourgrp.com

 

About the GBTA Foundation
The GBTA Foundation is the education and research foundation of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. Collectively, GBTA’s 7,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its growing network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts with world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media. The Foundation was established in 1997 to support GBTA’s members and the industry as a whole. As the leading education and research foundation in the business travel industry, the GBTA Foundation seeks to fund initiatives to advance the business travel profession. The GBTA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, see gbta.org and gbta.org/foundation.



About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 8,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA and the GBTA Foundation deliver world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth, visit
gbta.org