GBTA Leadership

As a global industry organization, GBTA relies upon experienced and dedicated business travel industry professionals to guide its strategy and direction to better serve our members at large and the business travel industry as a whole. Our global leadership is comprised of several groups of volunteer and staff leaders whose mission is to ensure the health and growth of the organization.

GBTA Board of Directors

Mission

As a global industry organization, GBTA relies upon experienced and dedicated business travel industry professionals to guide its strategy and direction to better serve our members at large and the business travel industry as a whole. Our global leadership is comprised of several groups of volunteer and staff leaders whose mission is to ensure the health and growth of the organization.

Structure

The Board (“Directors”) has thirteen (13) Members, including two (2) Direct Member Officers (President and Vice President), one (1) US CPC President, two (2) Regional Directors, seven (7) At Large Directors, and one (1) Allied Leadership Council President. Additionally, the CEO also serves as an ex officio  Member of the Board.

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Alison Taylor
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Mission

GBTA’s Allied Members are a vital conduit for addressing the travel industry’s most pressing issues and assuring that their concerns are addressed by GBTA. The Allied Leadership Council represents GBTA Allied Members by acting as an advocate for the Allied community within GBTA, and assures that the Allied/GBTA relationship remains strong and productive.

Structure

The Allied Leadership Council president (elected by ALC members) sits on the GBTA Board of Directors, and offers input and votes on all issues pertaining to the future direction of GBTA.

Objectives

  • 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

Allied Leadership Council Members

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Tammy Routh

President, Allied Leadership Council

Senior Vice President
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Marriott International

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Beth Kinerk

Vice President, Allied Leadership Council

Senior Vice President
Avis Budget Group, Inc.

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Reggie Aggarwal

Founder & CEO
Cvent

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Doreen Burse

Senior Vice President
United Airlines

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Lukasz Dabrowski

SVP Global Supplier Relations
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Alex Ferdinand

Managing Director, Worldwide Sales
BWH Hotel Group

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Christine Kerr

Senior Vice President Global Clients, Business Travel
Accor

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Kevin Sullivan

Managing Director of Sales (Global, National, Analytics, Customer Success)
Southwest Airlines

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Robert McDowell

Chief Commercial Officer
Choice Hotels International

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Donald Moore

Senior Vice President, Global Business Sales and International Tour
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Casey Rodriguez

Senior Vice President
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Bob Somers

Senior Vice President – Global Sales
Delta Air Lines

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Josh Butler

Head of Uber for Business – US & Canada
Uber

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Mary Ellen Hess  

EVP Business Development & Marketing, North America
Corporate Travel Management

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David Reimer

EVP Global and Multinational Accounts
American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT)

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Frank Passanante

Senior Vice President & Global Head of Sales
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Jo-Anne Lloyd

Head of Global Account Management and Consulting
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Jorge Cruz

Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing
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Edward Galvin

Vice President & Head of North America B2B Commercial Payments Sales
VISA

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Jason Toothman

Chief Commercial Officer
Travelport

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Nick Vournakis

Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer
CWT

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Mark Cuschieri

President, GBTA
Executive Director
Global Head of Travel
UBS

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Rajiv Rajian

Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, Americas
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Aida Velez
Accounts Payable Specialist

Alexia Raynaud
Membership and Operations Specialist

Amy Geszler
Vice President, Finance

Angela Swoveland
Manager, Volunteer Relations and Strategy

Bev Heinritz
Director, Foundation Programs

Cady Wolf
Vice President, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Candela Fernandez Wyngaard
Regional Director – LATAM

Catherine Logan
Regional Senior Vice President – EMEA and APAC

Chris Ely
Director, Research

Cristina Scott
Senior Vice President, Americas

Daniel Vargas
Manager, Membership Engagement

Dave Bowman
Director, Membership

Dawn McCormick
Senior Director, Event Operations – EMEA and APAC

Dawn Murphy
Director, Operations – Americas

Debbie Iannaci
Vice President, Communications and Research

Delphine Millot
Senior Vice President, Sustainability and Managing Director – Foundation

Elle Ng-Darmawan
Regional Director, APAC

Erica Hansen
Director, Business Development

Eva Adams
Marketing Consultant

Fanny Everard
Manager, Sustainability Program

Fulvio Origo
Country Director, Italy

Getnesh Amde
Senior Director, Finance

Hagar Bermudez
Membership Specialist

Heather Brown
Senior Director, Exhibit Sales and Operations

Hema Shah
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) & Executive Vice President – Strategy

Inés Palacios, PhD
Director, GBTA Academy

Janette Acosta Sanchez
Country Director, GBTA Canada

Jennifer Glickson
Manager, Sales Operations and Fulfillment

Jennifer Soler
Americas Operations Specialist

Jess Hayes
Vice President, Marketing and Technology

Jill Koronkiewicz
Vice President, Membership, Education, and Engagement

Jody Goldenberg
HR Coordinator

Josie Zeman Spessard
Manager, Education Program

Jude Campbell
Senior Manager, IT

Kelsey Frenkiel
Director, Sustainability Program

Kevin Fliess
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Kristen Haider
Research & Foundation Fulfillment Coordinator

LeTeisha Newton
Digital Media Specialist

Lyan Tassler
Manager, Event Operations

Magda Halim
Manager, Exhibit Operations

Mailene Ogalino-Cline
Director, Business Development

Mark Sharoff
Senior Manager, Research

Melanie Garrett
Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Business Development

Morgan Cook
Senior Manager, Event Operations

Nancy Goycochea
Country Manager – Mexico

Nataliia Safronova
Director, Product Marketing

Natasha Franklin
Director, Human Resources

Nicole Seely
Director, Convention and Events Ops

Nikki Baffin
Sponsorship Operations and Fulfillment Specialist

Nikki Stimson
Communications and PR

Rachel Moore
Senior Manager, Marketing

Raquel Juarez
LATAM Marketing Manager

Rebecca Fahed
Manager, Membership and Operations EMEA & APAC

Robert Ambrozy
Executive Vice President
Global Sales and Business Development

Sallyanne Heywood
Senior Manager, PR and Communications – EMEA & APAC

Shane Downey
Vice President, Government Relations

Susan Russell
Manager, Sales Operations

Suzanne Neufang
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Tara Erwin
Manager, Communications and Public Relations

Tara O’Sullivan
Director, Marketing – Events and Membership

Tess Tibbits
Marketing Specialist

Tracie Leatham
Senior Manager, Event Registration

Troy Hunter
Systems Administrator

Valerie Gollety-Pamard
Regional Director, France

Veronica Toledo
Accounts Receivable Coordinator

Yvette Mullally
Chief of Staff & Executive Assistant to CEO

GBTA Team Values and Culture Statement.

We are committed to upholding a set of core values that shape our culture and drive our interactions with our members, partners, industry and each other.

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We recognize our people are our most valued asset, and treat ourselves and each other with kindness, authenticity, and empathy.

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We embrace our global diversity and are committed to a culture where everyone feels welcomed and respected.

curious

We are curious, innovative and adaptable to a changing world.

collaborative

We deliver results by working collaboratively and believe in the power of teamwork to drive long-term change and mutual success.

sustainability

We are driven to create a more sustainable future for both the planet and its people, and a balanced environment where work and life can coexist and thrive.