Technology Committee 


Review, develop, and share relevant information to GBTA Members regarding business travel management technology issues, trends, and developments.



  • Drive collaboration and facilitate networking
  • Create and deliver innovative educational initiatives
  • Uncover technology needs and expectations
  • Support the association's education forums and chapter seminars
  • Represent the technology voice of GBTA members



Trish Earles, CCTE, GTP

Committee Chair
Sr. Global Manager MIS/Card


Cassandra Rollins, CTE


General Manager

Sabre Hospitality Solutions


Shari Quackenbush

Global Travel Sourcing


Anne Marie Razza

VP, Product Strategy & Development

Orbitz for Business


Bobbi A. Huber, , CCTE, GTP

Product Manager - Corporate Services

Cornerstone Information Systems


Cindy K. Allen

Chief Marketing Officer

American Express


Craig Fichtelberg 




Eric C. Hankins, CTE

Senior Director, Travel Risk Solutions

NC4 Inc.


Erik Mueller

Founder & CEO

Grasp Technologies Inc.


Jason C. Sportsman, GTP

Travel Program Manager, Procurement Services

University of Notre Dame


Jennifer Steinke

Manager, Corporate Travel



Joseph Monaghan

Global Head of Travel Services

Sutherland Global Services


Patrick Linnihan

President & CEO

Gant Travel


Robyn Grassanovits

Chief Product Officer



Rosemary Maloney

Manager, Corporate Services



Ryan A Pierce, CTE

Manager - Americas Travel and Expense


Wayne Urbanek, CCTE

Managing Director

Lighthouse Consulting Partners, Inc.


GBTA Staff Liaison


Matt Konetschni
Director, Education
Global Business Travel Association




GDS Alternatives White Paper

Education Webinars


Convention Educational Sessions

   - Going Mobile! What Works for Your Travel Program?


How we can we support the local GBTA Chapters?

  • Present at chapter meetings and/or education days
  • Custom presentations to support CCTE credits – by request




Technology Committee Projects & Initiatives for 2011-12


  • Education Sessions for Denver, August 2011

         Star Tech – Travel Technology Showcase

         Travel Technology 101


  • Online Booking Tool RFP – revised edition
  • Online Resource Library
  • Travel Technology Maturity Model
  • NetSmart Sessions
  • Improved Communication
  • Surveys



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Want to become a Technology Committee Member?

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On-site Meetings
 4 Annual (hosted by various committee members) We try to schedule one East Coast, one West Coast, and one Central meeting for the convenience of all of the committee members. One meeting per year is always held at GBTA Headquarters in Alexandria, VA. 
Conference Calls
 7 one-hour calls Usually the 2nd Friday of the month
Annual  Technology Committee supports the Tech Pavilion and various education sessions
Committee members serve for a term of 2 years (a year starts from GBTA Convention to next Convention).  
Minimum Attendance Expectations
2 On-site meetings and 5 conference calls per year (Convention to Convention).