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 & CEO, 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 & CEO 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.     

2013 Elections

Elections will be held on Tuesday, August 6 at the GBTA Convention in San Diego, California. Results of the elections will be announced at the General Session Luncheon on Wednesday, August 7. Individuals must be a valid member of GBTA by Friday, July 26 to be eligible to vote.


In preparation for the voting period, please take a moment to review the election materials and platform statements in the Board of Directors Election Brochure 2013.



GBTA Board Members


Donna Kelliher

Donna Kelliher, CTC, GLP
GBTA President & CEO

Director, Travel & Corporate Services


Christle Johnson Christle Johnson, CCTE, GLP, GTP
GBTA Vice President
Director, Business Services
Johnson Downie LLC

Kevin Maguire, CCTE, GLP, GTP
GBTA Past President & Chair
Director of Travel, Intercollegiate Athletics
The University of Texas at Austin


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

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

Dorothy Dowling
Vice President, GBTA Allied Leadership Council
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Best Western International

Mick Lee Michelle (Mick) Lee
GBTA Board Member
Managing Director, Head of Global Travel
Eric Norberg Eric Norberg
GBTA Board Member
Director, Global Business Development
Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Doug Payne

Doug Payne, CCTE, GTP
GBTA Board Member
Senior Vice President – Corporate Sales

Bhart Sarin

Bhart A. Sarin, CCTE, C.P.M., GTP
GBTA Board Member
Global Procurement — Travel and Fleet

Ingredion Incorporated


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

St. Jude Medical

Douglas Wweeks Douglas Weeks
GBTA Board Member
Director, Global Sourcing
Booz and Company
Rita Visser

Rita Visser, GTP

GBTA Board Member
Director, Global Travel GPO


Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis
CPC President
Travel Manager
Sempra Energy