GBTA Foundation Honors GLP Designation Recipients

Alexandria, VA (July 29, 2016) – The GBTA Foundation – the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – awarded 21 recipients with the prestigious GLP Designation during GBTA Convention 2016 last week in Denver.

The Global Leadership Professional® designation (GLP) was created to acknowledge business travel professionals who had completed the GLP Program, received their Certificate of Professional Development, and then applied that knowledge to help further the industry through a related group project. The GLP program provides essential business knowledge in the major business disciplines of leadership, finance, marketing and management.

This program provides corporate travel professionals an opportunity to utilize the various skills, knowledge and expertise they have gained during the GLP program, put it to practical use and then in turn share that knowledge with their peers in an effort to help better the travel industry.

“The GBTA Foundation is extremely proud to welcome these 21 individuals to an exclusive club of GLP designees,” said Doug Anderson, Chair of the GBTA Foundation Board. “Through this program, these newest GLP designees learned to practice creative leadership techniques, studied the impact of decisions on financial performance, developed better decision-making skills and learned techniques for achieving strategic advantage.”

The GLP Designation was awarded during GBTA Convention 2016 in Denver to the following:

Teresa Amos, GTP, GLP
Sr. Global Travel Manager
Hilton Worldwide

Claire Blades, GLP
Director, Travel & Meetings
Veritas Technologies LLC

Deb Cruz, GLP
VP, Global Sales
BCD Travel

Joseph D’Abate, GLP
Global Travel Manager
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Isabelle Donovan, GTP, GLP
Senior Manager, Global Travel and Expense Services
The Boeing Company

Trish Earles, CCTE, GTP, GLP
Sr. Global Manager MIS/Corporate Card

Gail Frazer, GLP
Senior Director, Global Sales
Marriott International, Inc.

Daniele Gadbois, GLP
Director, Business Development
Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Daniel Garuti, CCTE, GLP
VP & Accounting Supervisor
Loomis, Sayles & Company L.P.

Jolee Goularte, CTE, GLP
Director GPO WW Travel and Events
Flextronics International

Deborah Graves, CCTE, GTP, CTC, GLP
Manager, Traveler Services Support
Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Karyn Hoye, CCTE, GLP
Travel Manager
GP Strategies Corporation

Kim Kearns, GLP
Senior Director
BCD Travel

Deborah McKay, CCTE, GTP, GLP
Manager, Global Travel and Events

Joanne McNellis Coelho, GTP, GLP
Director, Global Travel
Wyndham Worldwide

Catherine Moulton, CTC, GLP
SVP – Manager of Travel Services
Robert W. Baird & Co.

Connie Smith, GTP, GLP
Manager, Global Travel Services
McCain Foods Limited

Mark Stansbury, GLP
Senior Manager, Global Travel
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Nick Verdea, GLP
Director Aviation & Corp Travel
The Williams Companies, Inc.

Greg Woods, GLP
Sr. Director, Global Travel & Aviation
Peabody Energy

Lisa Young, GLP
Corporate Travel Manager
Yum! Brands, Inc.

Colleen Lerro Gallagher, +1 703-236-1133, [email protected]

About the GBTA Foundation
The GBTA Foundation is the education and research foundation of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. Collectively, GBTA’s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its growing network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts with world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media. The Foundation was established in 1997 to support GBTA’s members and the industry as a whole. As the leading education and research foundation in the business travel industry, the GBTA Foundation seeks to fund initiatives to advance the business travel profession. The GBTA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, see and

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