Congratulations to the 2018 GBTA Board of Directors Nominees

*This post was also sent as an email to GBTA Members.*

Please join us in congratulating the following members, who have been nominated to run for positions on the GBTA Board of Directors. Candidate platform statements will be sent to all GBTA Members in the coming weeks.

The Board consists of thirteen (13) Members comprised of the President, Vice President, Immediate Past President/Chairman of the Board, President of the Chapter Presidents' Council, President and Vice President of the Allied Leadership Council, five (5) Direct Members at large, and two (2) Allied Members at large. The Executive Director & COO also serves as an ex officio Member of the Board. Below, please find a brief description of each position and, for each position, the corresponding list of nominated members:

Direct Member at Large (3) – Direct Members at Large exercise the General Powers of the Association, as those powers are set forth in the Association’s Bylaws. Direct Member at Large serve a term of three (3) years to begin at the close of GBTA Convention 2018 through the close of GBTA Convention 2021. All GBTA Direct Members may vote for these candidates. The nominees for the three Direct Member at Large seats are:

Tricia Alsup, Travel Manager, Dollar General
Kathy Briski, Travel Category Manager, The Boeing Company
Fikile Nkala, Group Travel Coordinator, Super Group PTY Ltd
Erin L. Wilk, Global Security Travel Safety Manager, Facebook, Inc.

Allied Member at Large (1) – Allied Members at Large also exercise the General Powers of the Association, as those powers are set forth in the Association’s Bylaws. Allied Members at Large serve a term of two years to begin at the close of GBTA Convention 2018 through the close of GBTA Convention 2020. All GBTA Allied Members may vote for these candidates. The nominees for Allied Member at large are:

Jeffrey L Maurer, National Account Executive, Red Roof Inn
Keith Mendes, Founder and CEO, Kykin Associates – Travel Audit, Advisory and Corporate Services
Doug Payne, Senior Vice President – Sales, ALTOUR
 

Elections will be held Monday through Tuesday, August 13-14, at GBTA Convention 2018 in San Diego. Absentee ballots will be available on June 28. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is July 13. All absentee ballots are due to Election Services Corp. (ESC) by August 6. Further instructions will be sent on how to request an absentee ballot in the coming weeks. Please also note, the deadline to register for Convention if you are planning to vote onsite is July 31.