GBTA Board of Directors 


GBTA’s Board of Directors serves as the governing body and is responsible for establishing the focus and direction of the Association. The Board consists of fourteen members who include: President, Vice President, the Immediate Past President, the President and Vice President of the Council of Allied Leadership, the President of the Chapter Presidents’ Council, and five Direct members elected at large, and two Allied members elected at large.  The Executive Director & COO serves as an ex-officio member.

 

The President and the Vice President each serve two-year terms. The Direct At-Large Board Members serve staggered three-year terms. The Allied At-Large Board Members, and the President and Vice President of the Allied Leadership Council and the President of the Chapter Presidents’ Council each serve two-year terms.   

 

2016 Board Election

View the list of candidates and read more about the 2016 Board of Directors Election Process

GBTA Board Members

 

Christle Johnson Christle Johnson, CCTE, GLP, GTP
GBTA President
Vice President Travel & Business Services
Johnson Downie LLC
Mark Ziegler Mark Ziegler, CCTE, GLP, GTP
GBTA Vice President
Senior Travel Manager, Global Travel Services, NetApp
Donna Kelliher

Donna Kelliher, CTC, GLP
GBTA Chairperson and Past President

Director, Travel & Corporate Services
Dominion


 

Mike McCormick Michael W. McCormick
GBTA Executive Director & COO
Scott Solombrino

Scott A. Solombrino
President, GBTA Allied Leadership Council  
President & CEO
Dav El/Boston Coach Chauffeured Transportation Network

Dorothy Dowling
Vice President, GBTA Allied Leadership Council
Chief Marketing Officer, Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Billy Bos Billy Bos
GBTA Board Member
Associate Director of Group, Worldwide Sales
Best Western Hotels & Resorts
Bhart Sarin

Bhart A. Sarin, CCTE, C.P.M., GTP
GBTA Board Member
Head of Global Indirect and APAC Regional Procurement
Ingredion Incorporated


 

Cindy Shumate Cindy Shumate, GTP
GBTA Board Member 

Senior Manager, Travel and Meetings

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Jennifer Steinke

GBTA Board Member 
Manager, Corporate Travel, Dycom Industries, Inc.

 

Karin Thompson Karin Thompson, CCTE, GLP
GBTA Board Member
Senior Global Travel Manager
ViaSat, Inc.

Denise Truso, CCTE, GTP
GBTA Board Member
Director, Global Travel

St. Jude Medical

Gus Vonderheide

GBTA Board Member 
Vice President Global Sales – Americas, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

 

Gloria Gonzalez

Gloria Gonzalez, CCTE, GTP
CPC President
Director of Travel & Meetings
Freeman Company