Alexandria, VA (June 28, 2019) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Lisa Censullo as its new Executive Vice President. In this newly designed role, she will partner closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors on developing a strategic plan and operating model, impacting all areas of the business. Censullo will begin her tenure at GBTA on July 1, 2019.
Censullo will focus on driving growth in membership, expanding GBTA’s global footprint, developing meaningful events, redesigning GBTA’s education model to further support member needs, growing into new verticals and generating new opportunities to drive GBTA to new heights.
“I am incredibly pleased to have Lisa join as the second in command at GBTA,” said Scott Solombrino, GBTA COO and executive director. “She has the skills, expertise and leadership needed to continue driving GBTA toward its mission of being the leading source of business travel knowledge worldwide. Additionally, as one of the key individuals who drove GBTA’s acquisition of WINiT to empower and elevate women in the travel industry, I am very proud to add Lisa to a leadership team that is already over 50 percent female.”
Censullo is an innovative leader who has made a career of building and growing companies and is a seasoned operations and technology executive. She comes to GBTA most recently from Advanced Depositions where she served as the Chief Operating Officer seeking to drive transformation and optimize performance by leveraging technology. She focused on logistics, operational improvement, and organizational growth and development to support rapid expansion. In 2018, she worked as the President and CEO for ACCESS Boston and prior to that spent five years with Dav El | Boston Coach ultimately as the Chief Administrative Officer. Throughout her career she has demonstrated proven results in revenue integrity, bottom-line impact, technology operations, project management, change leadership and change management. Censullo will be based at GBTA headquarters in Alexandria, VA.
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 gbta.org.