Allied Leadership Council 


The Allied Leadership Council’s mission is to represent GBTA’s Allied Members by acting as a sounding voice for the Allied community within GBTA, and to assure a strong Allied/GBTA relationship addressing common interests facing the travel industry.  The Allied Leadership Council president and vice president both sit on the GBTA board of directors, and offer input and vote on all issues pertaining to the future direction of GBTA. 



  • To serve as the voice of the Allied Membership
  • To increase GBTA Board and Staff awareness of the Allied community and its needs
  • To reinforce the value of Allied membership to business travel suppliers


Scott A. Solombrino
ALC President
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dav El / Boston Coach Chauffeured Transportation Network


Dorothy Dowling
ALC Vice President
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Best Western International


Gus Vonderheide
Vice President Global Sales - Americas
Hyatt Hotels Corporation


Mark Hollyhead
Senior Vice President, Egencia Americas Region
Egencia LLC


Mike Qualantone
Senior Vice President/General Manager
American Express Global Business Travel


Eric Norberg

Director, Global Business Development Private Equity
Carlson Wagonlit Travel


Doug Payne

Senior Vice President Sales



Jessica Shapiro
Vice President, Corporate Marketing


Marie Downey
Director, Global Corporate Accounts
United Airlines


Kelly Phillips
Senior Vice President, Transient Sales & Distribution


Beth Kinerk
Senior Vice President, Sales – The Americas
Avis Budget Group


Angela Xavier
Vice President Sales Americas


Paul Tilstone, GTP

Managing Partner
Festive Road


Apply to get involved with the Allied Leadership Council
Allied Leadership Council Application