GBTA Canada Strengthens Local Advisory Board

New Member Volunteers Appointed

Alexandria, VA (January 7, 2021) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s largest business travel association, has expanded its local presence in Canada with a number of new appointments to the GBTA Canada Advisory Board as we head into 2021.


The GBTA advisory boards are run by member volunteers, selected for their expertise and industry knowledge. The role of the advisory boards is to help shape and guide the strategy of GBTA Canada, working closely with the GBTA leadership team.


The three new allied members and three new direct members will each commence their two-year term on the GBTA Canada advisory board from January 2021.


Allied seats are filled by:

Chuck Crowder, Vice President Sales & Distribution, WestJet Airlines

Vito Curalli, Executive Director of International Sales and Industry Relations, Hilton

Patrick Doyle, Vice President & General Manager, Canada, American Express Global Business Travel


Direct member seats are filled by:

Brooke Davis, Global Travel & Events Manager, lululemon

Jon Heppenstall, Manager Sourcing Operations, Corporate Services, Hydro One

Bertie Fernandes, Corporate Travel Manager, Ledcor Group of Companies


“I am delighted to welcome our new advisory board members and look forward to working with such an experienced and knowledgeable group to address the specific needs of our region. GBTA volunteers are essential to the success of our association, ensuring that we have representation from both the supplier and buyer member to tackle Canadian issues, delivering education and support for our membership.” said Nancy Tudorache, Regional Vice President – Canada, GBTA.



David Leibowitz (NORAM), 602-317-1414, [email protected]

Nikki Stimson (EMEA), +44(0) 7764 618199, [email protected]


About the Global Business Travel Association

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA delivers world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth, visit www.gbta.org.

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