GBTA Committees

GBTA’s committees are the lifeblood of the association and a great way for members to get involved in a particular area of focus or interest. GBTA members serve on committees on a voluntary basis and work to advise GBTA leadership and members on the latest trends, developments and best practices that fall under a committee’s jurisdiction. Our committee members are active and passionate about their interest area. Our committees are the ideal opportunity for GBTA members to contribute to personal growth as business travel professionals.
 

 

 

Like GBTA itself, our committees span the globe, offering an international perspective on global business travel issues and forming the core of what makes GBTA such a unique and vibrant association. If you have any questions about a committee, please send your questions via email.

Applications to serve on a Committee are accepted year-round and open to any GBTA member. Members serve 2-year terms running from Convention to Convention. Each Committee will be in contact shortly after an application is received. Based on the application, the Committee may either conduct an interview, hold the application or decline the applicant. Committees must maintain a 51% Direct Member and 49% Allied Member ratio. To apply, select the application link listed under each Committee below.

 

Accommodations Committee

The GBTA Accommodations Committee’s Mission is to provide strategic direction and best practices on business travel issues to that are unique to the hotel and lodging industry. The committee provides leadership to GBTA members and the global business travel community through educational opportunities, resources, strategic direction and universal standards for international hotel and lodging professionals, as it relates to the hotel industry.

  • To improve the understanding and professional relationships, understanding, relationships and booking procedures between corporate travel managers, procurement professionals, business travelers, and related hotel industry suppliers
  • To engage spearhead and participate  in projects that will assist GBTA members in developing, implementing, and marketing corporate hotel programs
  • To act as a resource for GBTA members seeking information on the hotel industry; publish hotel committee standard documents and research material
  • To provide strategic direction to streamline contracting, communication, and other process efficiencies

Accommodations Committee Application
Europe Accommodations Committee Application

Accommodations Committee Members


Steven Van Overmeiren
Chair
Associate Director, Global Travel Services
Baker McKenzie


Mira Rosenzweig
Vice-Chair
Enterprise Customer Success Manager
TripActions


Jeff Daily, GTP
Committee Member
Director, Global Travel
Palo Alto Networks


Mat Domaradzki
Committee Member
Travel Manager
ConsenSys


Julie Egan
Committee Member
Director, Global Procurement
Pfizer


America Gosdenovich
Committee Member
Vice President, Global Hotel Program
Morgan Stanley


Amy Hyatt
Committee Member
North America Sales Lead
Airbnb


Ethan Jones
Committee Member
Global Account Executive
Marriott International, Inc.


Tamara Laster
Committee Member
Head of Corporate Transient Sales Strategy
IHG


Michael Laumanns
Committee Member
Executive Director, Business Travel
AccorHotels


Annette Maag
Committee Member
Global Hotel Lead
IBM


Ava Ohashi
Committee Member
Travel & Meetings Manager
Nordstrom


Ilene Onieal
Committee Member
Client Manager, Global Client Group
American Express Global Business Travel


Tracy Parrillo
Committee Member
Assistant Vice President
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts


Bradley Schwartz
Committee Member
Key Account Manager, Corporate Partnerships
Booking.com


Krystle Spruill
Committee Member
Associate – Travel Services
BlackRock


Brenda Stojentin
Committee Member
Director, Partner Relations, Global TMC & Consortia
TravelClick, an Amadeus company


Jean Tan
Committee Member
Team Lead- Sourcing, North America
HRS


Adam Turetsky
Committee Member
Global Hotel & Meetings Category Strategist
HP Inc.


Shannon Wilson
Committee Member
North American Travel Manager
Amazon.com


 

Europe Accommodations Committee Members

Emma Lamb
Interim Chair
Global Security Travel Coordinator
Milestone @ Facebook


Juliet Howie
Co-Chair
Director of Sales- EMEA
Oakwood Worldwide


Jon Bolger
Committee Member
Senior Manager Travel
Deloitte


Cécile  Béréhouc
Committee Member
Executive Director Business Travel Global Sales
Accor Hotels


Peter Grover
Committee Member
Managing Director, EMEA
TRIPBAM


Irina Keen
Committee Member
Global Account Manager
National Corporate Housing


Catherine Logan
Europe GBTA Staff Delegate
Regional Vice President - EMEA
GBTA


Silvia Magdaleno
Committee Member
Global Travel Manager
Squeeze Travel


Vytautas Matulevicius
Committee Member
Travel and Accommodation Manager
Avion Express


Carole Poillerat
Committee Member
Executive Director, Business Development
HRS


Alexander Ryll
Committee Member
Director Global Corporate Sales
Pegasus & Travel Tripper


Javier Sancho
Committee Member
Regional Director Sales Europe & Industry Relations
Hilton


Johan Svedberg
Committee Member
Global Category Manager
Tetra Laval


Samantha Van Leeuwen
Committee Member
Head of Hotels & Venues
PWC


Kathrin Wildeshaus
Committee Member
Global Director of Sales – Corporate
Hyatt


Aviation Committee

The Aviation Committee serves as a source of information and education regarding business travel issues within the aviation industry.

  • Develop educational forums that present issues and promote industry dialogue
  • Identify, monitor, and communicate issues that affect business air travel
  • Provide informational tools to GBTA members, GBTA committees, and the broader corporate travel community for understanding and addressing aviation industry developments

Aviation Committee Application >

Europe Aviation Committee Application > 

Aviation Committee Members

Douglas Weeks
Chair
Principal, Corporate Services
Ares Management


Phil Crofton
Vice-Chair
Senior Director, Sales
BCD Travel


Kim Ahearn
Committee Member
Senior Manager, Global Corporate Accounts
United Airlines


LaKeysha Brooks
Committee Member
Global Account Manager
Delta Air Lines


Scott Cooper
Committee Member
Director, Air Service Development
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority


Annette Doherty
Committee Member
Director, Consulting Strategy
American Airlines


Chris Flynn
Committee Member
Vice President, Support Services and Chief Procurement Officer
TeamHealth


Fred Goldberger
Committee Member
Global Account Manager
ALTOUR


Rex  Heineman
Committee Member
Global Travel Manager
General Mills


Katharyn  Houke-Smith
Committee Member
Global Head of Travel
Thoughtworks


Colleen  Kearney
Committee Member
Associate Director-Corporate Travel
Raytheon Technologies


Sam Keene
Committee Member
Sr Vice President, Business Development
Covington Travel


Anna Kershaw
Committee Member
Sourcing Manager Americas
UCB Pharma


Michelle Kramer
Committee Member
Vice President, Global Travel & Logistics
NETJETS


Susan  Levitte
Committee Member
Marketing and Communications Manager
Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport


Graeme McKee
Committee Member
Global Category Manager-Airlines
IBM


Florian Mueller
Committee Member
Air Practice Lead
4th Dimension


Jan Overstreet
Committee Member
Manager-Enterprise Travel Program
Unum Group


Raul Perez Vazquez
Committee Member
Global Category Manager - Corporate Travel
Intel Corporation


Carol  Schrager
Committee Member
Corporate Travel Manager


Jim Sisco
Committee Member
Director, Global Travel & Credit Card Services
RELX Group


Ken Spielfogel
Committee Member
SVP/Corporate Travel Manager
Bank of America


Kevin Sullivan
Committee Member
Senior Director, Corporate Sales
Southwest Airlines


 

Europe Aviation Committee Members

Carine Morin
Chair
Regional Travel Manager, EMEA
ServiceNow


Olivier Benoit
Committee Member
Sr. Director & Practice Area Leader – Air
Advito


Guillaume Bizet
Committee Member
Partner
Areka Consulting


Rüdiger Bruss
Committee Member
Global Category Manager
UBS


Gehan Colliander
Committee Member
Head of Global Travel
The Boston Consulting Group


Paolo De Renzis
Committee Member
Commercial Manager Europe & Africa Corporate Sales
British Airways & Iberia


Susan Savy
Committee Member
Global Travel Manager
Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Catherine Logan
Europe GBTA Staff Delegate
Regional Vice President - EMEA
GBTA


Government Relations Committee

Mission

The mission of the Government Relations Committee is to review, research, and make recommendations on legislation and policies that impact the business travel community and to help determine GBTA’s legislative action.


Vision

The GBTA Government Relations Committee promotes the interests of the business traveler and their organizations through advocacy on legislative issues and other government relations initiatives designed to maintain a transparent, competitive and frictionless business travel community that minimizes adverse impacts to business travel.

  • Champion Rules of the Road for Optimizing Business Travel
  • To inform the GBTA Board, committee chairs and membership of legislative priorities
  • To educate and communicate legislative initiatives throughout our membership
  • To act on all legislative policies deemed appropriate by the Executive Director & COO or the GBTA Board

Government Relations Committee Application

Government Relations Committee Members


Rick Wakida, CCTE, GLP
Chair
Global Travel Manager
Informatica


Matt Assolin
Vice-Chair
President and CEO
Nikko's Worldwide Chauffeured Services


Sam Bean
Committee Member
Corporate Director, Sales Development
LTD Hospitality Group


Grant Caplan
Committee Member
President
Procurigence


Ewelina Dendroulakis
Committee Member
Sr. Sourcing Analyst, Global Strategic Sourcing
Corbus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Audra Detjen
Committee Member


Rebecca Palatka
Committee Member
Global Travel & Expense Manager
BDP International, Inc.


Mary Pelino, CTA
Committee Member
Business Travel Sales Manager
Schulte Hospitality Group


Sally Wearing
Committee Member
Travel Manager
SCL Health System


Michele Wilson
Committee Member
Sr. Regional Account Executive
Hunter World Travel


Shane Downey
Staff Delegate
Vice President, Government Relations
GBTA


Meetings & Events Committee

GBTA’s Meetings & Events Committee provides meetings management guidance, education, and innovation to GBTA members.

  • Serve as the preeminent source of knowledge, resources and strategy on the state of meetings management for the global business travel industry.
  • Develop and maintain educational materials around the fundamentals and best practices of meetings management.
  • Produce, share and disseminate high-quality content on emerging trends in meetings management with GBTA members.

Meetings & Events Committee Application >

Europe Meetings & Events Committee Application >

Meetings & Events Committee Members


Nick Pupa
Chair
Category Manager – Facilities Goods & Services
DSM


Betsy Bondurant, CMM, CTE
Committee Member
President
Bondurant Consulting


Deborah Borak
Committee Member
Vice President/Team Director
Conference Direct


Brenda Crocker-Pierce
Committee Member
GE SmartMeetings-Senior Manager
GE


Holly Felker
Committee Member
Sr. Manager, Global Meetings & Events
The Coca-Cola Company


Marjan Ghaffari
Committee Member
Meetings & Travel Procurement Manager
Informatica


Kathy Grau
Committee Member
Chief Strategist
Grau Consulting LLC


Jennifer Kern
Committee Member
Travel Category Manager
BAE Systems


Hannah-Kate McWilliams
Committee Members
Senior Sales Executive, Enterprise Solutions
Cvent


Gary Murakami, GTP, GLP, CMP, CMM
Committee Member
Director, Global Sales
MGM Resorts International


Cecile Mutch, CCTE, GLP
Committee Member
Senior Director, Corporate Services
Kellogg


Anthony Paola, CMP
Committee Member
Managing Director, Meetings & Events Management
Travel Leaders Corporate


Shawn Parker
Committee Member
Executive Director, Corporate Group Sales
Hilton


Amy Perrone, SMMC, CMM
Committee Member
Manager, Strategic Meetings Management Programs
Genentech


Shannon Wayt Sessoms
Committee Member
GTME Strategy Lead
EY


Shauna Whitehead
Committee Member
VP, Global Account Management
BCD Meetings & Events


 

Europe Meetings & Events Committee Members

Physititia Grant
Chair
Senior Manager Global Travel & Meetings
Uber


René Proske
Vice Chair
Managing Director
Proske GmbH


Henrietta Balint
Committee Member
Director
Radius Travel


Alastair Cotton
Committee Member
Senior Manager, Meetings Management CoE
GSK


Ciaran Delaney
Committee Member
Founder
meetingsbooker.com


Bobbi Djordjevic, CMP
Committee Member
Global Category Manager, Global Procurement
Dentsply Sirona


Leanne Fowler
Committee Member
Sales & Marketing Director
NYS


Jason Hart
Committee Member
Strategic Sourcing Manager, EU HQ, UK & Ireland
Amgen


Andrius Remeikis
Committee Member
Director Corporate Sales, Europe
Choice Hotels International


Véra Strezyk
Committee Member
Travel & MICE Buyer
CHANEL |Indirect Procurement Department


Minna Torppa
Committee Member
Travel Manager
Ministry of Defence Finland


Sarah White
Committee Member
Director, Global Hospitality
Travelport


Catherine Logan
Europe GBTA Staff Delegate
Regional Vice President - EMEA
GBTA


Payment Solutions Committee

The Payment Solutions Committee’s mission is to provide strategic direction for business travel payment. The committee provides leadership to members and the global business travel community through education, strategic direction and universal standards, as it relates to travel payment.

  • To improve the understanding and professional relationships between corporate travel managers, procurement & financial professionals, business travelers and industry merchants.
  • To engage in projects that will assist GBTA members in developing, implementing, and marketing travel payment solutions.
  • To act as a resource for GBTA members seeking information on business travel payment; publish committee standard documents and research materials covering various payment solutions.
  • To provide strategic direction to streamline communication, acceptance and other process efficiencies.

Payment Solution Committee Application > 

Payment Solutions Committee Members

Trish Earles
Chair
Senior Global Manager
Halliburton


Juliann Pless
Vice-Chair
Travel Manager
CSI globalVCard


Colleen Betters
2nd Vice-Chair
Travel Coordinator
Wegmans Food Markets Inc


Bill Amaral
Committee Member
Business Partnership and Travel Manager
State of California


Suellen  Bolles
Committee Member
Senior Director, Global Corporate Accounts
Marriott


Lill Cappelli
Committee Member
Manager, Hotel Resources
ALE Solutions


Greg Denny
Committee Member
Sourcing and Procurement Manager
CRS Temporary Housing Solutions


Annette Dreibelbis
Committee Member
Senior Business Development Manager
Sabre


Kerry Ann Fett
Committee Member
Spend Management Consulting Manager
Huron Consulting Group


Paula Flowers
Committee Member
Travel, Meetings and Events Procurement Manager
Kelly Services


Leslee Fritz
Committee Member
Business Travel Sales Manager
AHC Hospitality


Ryan  Grabau
Committee Member
Sr. Director
Visa Inc.


Chris Gremski
Committee Member
Global Travel Manager
Open Society Foundations


Dave Gries
Committee Member
Global Account Manager
Professional Travel, Inc.


Allison Gustafson
Committee Member
Travel Billing Specialist
Rock Central Technology


Mario Kriebel
Committee Member
Vice President Commercial Payment Solutions
BCD Travel


Diane Lovett
Committee Member
Director, National Accounts - Global Sales
Choice Hotels


Stacey Mack
Committee Member
Senior Sales Director, Virtual Payments
Grasp Technologies


Marzena Maloszycka
Committee Member
Vice President
Citi


Chris Singh
Committee Member
Manager, Global Travel
The Walt Disney Company, Inc.


Paul Swanston
Committee Member
Director, Global TMC Sales
UATP


Risk Committee

To educate and collaborate with GBTA membership on the importance of integrating travel risk management into their global travel and meetings programs.

  • Collect, maintain, and disseminate data and information pertaining to travel risk management. 
  • Collaborate and support GBTA membership and our global committees. 
  • Provide resources, guidance and expertise to facilitate the creation and development of travel risk management programs for GBTA membership. 
  • Educate and promote best practices in support of the health and safety of travelers.

Risk Committee Application > 

Risk Committee Members


Ray M. Greeve, CCTE
Chair
Vice President
New York Life Insurance


Wendy Stachowiak
Vice-Chair
Group Vice President, Global Travel Industry
International SOS


Kathy Bedell
Committee Member
Senior Vice President
BCD Travel


Craig Collins
Committee Member
Sr. Director, Account Management
CIBTvisas


Sahara Rose DeVore
Committee Member
Travel Coach
Sahara Rose Travels


Valerie Ferraro
Committee Member
Manager, Administration
Getty Conservation Institute


Rachelle Grant
Committee Member
Director, Meetings & Travel
AFL-CIO


Anna Hawkins
Committee Member
Director, Travel and Logistics Division
CRDF Global


Marnette Hays, GTP
Committee Member
Travel Manager
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


Julia Keim
Committee Member
Procurement Manager – Corporate Travel & Expense
CLEAResult


Bruce McIndoe
Committee Member
President & Founder
WorldAware


Tracey Presslor
Committee Member
Director of Travel Services
Leggett & Platt, Inc.


Natasha Reoutt
Committee Member
Vice President
Chubb


Catherine F. Rigby, CCTE, GTP
Committee Member
Program Manager, Travel Risk and Safety
CFA Institute


Emaniele  Scansani
Committee Member
Director of Partnerships and Strategic Relations
RiskLine


Mary Taylor
Committee Member
Travel Risk Specialist
Taylor Travel Consulting


Yukari Tortorich
Committee Member
Vice President, Global Travel Services
Discovery, Inc.


Jan E. Uecker, GTP
Committee Member
Global Travel Services Manager
UL LLC


 

Europe Risk Committee Members

Jafles Pacheco
Chair
Global Category Leader Travel
Oerlikon


Jorge Mesa
Co-Chair
Director Global Crisis Management
BCD Travel


Xavier Carn
Committee Member
Regional Security Director, Europe
International SOS and Control Risks


Nicholas Hymans
Committee Member
Director, Chief Security Office
Deutsche Bank


Carolyn Pearson
Committee Member
CEO
maiden-voyage.com Ltd


William Sandover
Committee Member
International Affairs Advisor
Cathay Pacific


Catherine Logan
Europe GBTA Staff Delegate
Regional Vice President - EMEA
GBTA


Sports, Media and Entertainment Committee

The Sports, Media and Entertainment Committee’s mission is to find common solutions to the unique challenges facing business travel professionals in these dynamic fields. Additionally, the Sports, Media and Entertainment Committee seeks to educate and inform GBTA membership on best practices that may be applicable to travel professionals outside these fields.

  • Establish business travel benchmarks and best practices for the Sports, Media and Entertainment industries
  • Serve as a resource for GBTA members, the Sports, Media and Entertainment business travel community and business partners seeking information about the unique challenges and needs of these segments
  • Serve as the voice for the Sports, Media and Entertainment sector of the business travel industry

Sports, Media and Entertainment Committee Application

Sports, Media and Entertainment  Committee Members


Francine Sommers
Chair
Coordinator, Risk Management and Travel
Cleveland Indians


Rebecca Cortese
Vice-Chair
Director, Entertainment Accounts
Hilton


Kristin Abrams
Committee Member
Global Sales Director
Hyatt Hotels


Greg Bell
Committee Member
Business Development
Airbnb


Tony Bonanno
Committee Member
Global Account Director, Corporate Accounts, Global Sales Organization
Marriott


Sandra Brown
Committee Member
Corporate Sales Manager, Entertainment and Media
American Airlines


Kerry Cosover
Committee Member
Senior Travel Manager
NFL Players Association


Andrew Honsey
Committee Member
General Manager, Global Sales
Delta Air Lines


Stacy Martin
Committee Member
Senior Associate Commissioner/Chief Financial Officer
The American


Darla Montalto
Committee Member
Corporate Travel Manager
Major League Baseball


Ndue Palushi
Committee Member
Manager, Administration
NFL


Melissa Piening
Committee Member
Director, Meetings and Events
NCAA


Greg Raiff
Committee Member
CEO
Private Jet Services


Hal Rudy
Committee Member
Vice President, Travel Services
ViacomCBS


John Saunders
Committee Member
Executive Director, Travel Services
21st Century Fox


Gary Stevenson
Committee Member
Director, Travel Services
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc


Amy Thiessen
Committee Member
Manager, Corporate Travel Services
AEG


Alex Townsend-Mitchell
Committee Member
Senior Director, Club Business & Analytics
National Hockey League


Pamela Witherspoon, CCTE, CTC
Committee Member
VP & Global Head of Travel
Universal Music Group


Sustainability + Responsibility Committee

The GBTA Sustainability + Responsibility Committee engages and educates the Business Travel Community to find the balance among people, planet and profit. 

  • We are committed to addressing human rights risks in the business travel supply chain; reducing the environmental footprint of the business travel industry; and helping the business travel industry in times of need. 
  • Develop resources and educational tools to help GBTA members integrate sustainability into their travel management programs that adds value to the bottom line
  • Serve as consultants to GBTA and its members to communicate and promote sustainable business travel management strategies and best practices
  • Act as a conduit to provide feedback gathered from specific member or market surveys in order to develop ongoing sustainability programs for GBTA and its membership

Sustainability + Responsibility Committee Application

Sustainability + Responsibility  Committee Members


Kathy Jackson
Co-Chair
Executive Vice President
BCD Travel


Irene Bancroft
Committee Member
Travel Specialist, Meetings, Events & Travel
CSAA Insurance Group


Aurora Dawn Benton
Committee Member
Founder/Sustainability Consultant
Astrapto, LLC


Geneva Hall-Shelton
Committee Member
Corporate Responsibility. Sustainable Communities
IHG


Sudarshan Jagannathan
Committee Member
Director, Sales and Adoption
TripPro


Daryl Keiper
Committee Member
Senior Manager, Travel
Roche-Genentech


Katie Mak
Committee Member
Global Card Manager
Uber


Aaron Robinson
Committee Member
Sr. Manager- Environmental Strategy & Sustainability
United Airlines


Chuck Welek
Committee Member
Strategic Sales Manager
Enterprise Holdings


Lisa Young
Committee Member
Corporate Travel Manager
Yum! Brands


Stephanie Zhu
Committee Member
Manager, Climate Change Strategy
Delta Air Lines


Technology Committee

The mission of the GBTA Technology Committee is to review, develop, and share relevant information with GBTA Members regarding business travel management technology issues, trends, and developments.

  • Drive collaboration and facilitate networking
  • Create and deliver innovative educational initiatives
  • Uncover technology needs and expectations
  • Support the association's education forums and chapter seminars
  • Represent the technology voice of GBTA members
  • Share best practices for technology implementation for business travel professionals

Technology Committee Application
Europe Technology Committee Application

Technology Committee Members

Anthea Crittle
Chair
Global Head Travel & Expense
Uber


Mike Daly
Vice Chair
Vice President of Sales
Serko


Jessica Banish
Committee Member
Senior Commodity Manager
GE


Denise Daniel
Committee Member
Global Travel Manager
Domo


Seth Goodman
Committee Member
Director, North America Head of Product Management
Citi


Robyn Grassanovits
Committee Member
VP Travel Products & Emerging Business
Cirium


Nicole Gruschow
Committee Member
Global Supplier Relations
American Express GBT


Jessica King
Committee Member
Global Future & Alternative Technology Manager
EY


Erica Curry Lacerte
Committee Member
Sr. Sourcing Manager, Strategic Global Sourcing
AmerisourceBergen Corporation


Stephnie Martin
Committee Member
Travel Manager
Legget & Platt, Inc.


Reid Oslin
Committee Member
Director of Special Projects
Private Jet Services


Tanya Pineo
Committee Member
Senior Global Travel Program Manager
Intuit


Grace Profaci
Committee Member
Global Lead Meetings & Events
IBM


Steve Reynolds
Committee Member
CEO
Tripbam Inc.


Edward Silver
Committee Member
Chief Technology Officer
Flight Centre Travel Group


Charlie Sultan
Committee Member
Senior Vice President
Concur Technologies


Tiffany Woodard
Committee Member
COO
Mantic Point Solutions, Inc.


 

Europe Technology Committee Members

Christian Rosenbaum
Chair
Head of Strategic Vendor & Partner Relations
i:FAO Group


Koen Bavinck
Co-Chair
CCO & Co-founder
Roadmap


Kevin Carr
Committee Member
Group Corporate Services, Global Travel Management
UBS AG


Julia Fidler
Committee Member
Advocating for the Employee Experience
Microsoft


Ian Spearing
Committee Member
Global Travel, Meetings & Events Innovation Leader
EY


Martin Biermann
Committee Member
VP Product Development
HRS


Felix Consbruch
Committee Member
ERP Integration Product Manager
Chromeriver


Adrian Matt
Committee Member
Owner and Managing Director
travelBrain


Jens Baringhausen
Committee Member
Allianz Managed Operations and Services SE
Allianz


Juliette Jackman
Committee Member
Head of Business Development, Europe
TRIPBAM


Rohini Shah
Committee Member
Travel Manager – Global – UK
Deloitte


Catherine Logan
Europe GBTA Staff Delagate
Regional Vice President - EMEA
GBTA


GBTA Ladders Committee

GBTA Ladders is a unique team mentor program that affords members an opportunity to not only expand their professional development within the travel and meetings industry, but to also gain true lifelong colleagues & friends. GBTA Ladders Program Leadership are highly accomplished executives with proven success in the travel business from both buyer and supplier organizations. These passionate industry leaders volunteer their time to guide talented mentors and mentees of the corporate travel community by helping them build connections, knowledge, and skills – helping shape the future of the business travel industry.

Ladders Committee (GBTA Mentoring Program): contact ladders@gbta.org

Ladders Leadership

Christina Reichelt
Co-Chair
Director, Global Account Management and Agency Partnerships
World Travel, Inc


Laura Choules
Co-Chair
Director, Travel Industry Partnerships
Global Hotel Alliance


Rosemary Maloney
Co-Chair
Global Travel Lead
Sprinklr


Ladders Strategic Advisory

Will Pinnell
Strategic Advisor
VP Digital and Product Strategy
BCD


Annisha Brown
Strategic Advisor
Principal, Corporate Sales
American Airlines


Ladders Alumni Advisor Committee

Melinda Kirkham
Co-Chair
Director, Client Success
Adelman Travel


Phillip Tau
Co-Chair
Strategic Advisor
Divvy


Ladders Events

Christopher Thomas
Co-Chair
Director of Sales
ClubQuarters


Tiffany Sovann
Co-Chair
Director of Sales
Bryant Park Hotel


Ladders Giving

Libby Galvan
Co-Chair
Corporate Sales Manager
American Airlines


Karim Ismail
Committee Member
Global Strategic Accounts Manager
British Airways


Ladders Recruitment

David Toledo
Committee Member
Business Development Manager
Synergy Global Housing


James Diaz
Committee Member
Director of Global Sales
AmexGBT


Ladders Media & Communications

Ciara Buckley
Committee Member
Global Account Manager
The Doyle Collection


Alexandria Prejean Smith
Co-Chair
Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications
BCD


Ladders Sustainability

Ryan Hoehne
Committee Member
Senior Business Travel Sales Manager
Washington Court Hotel

Lena Sanok
Committee Member 
Business Travel Sales Manager
Hilton Charlotte Center City

Ladders Canada Engagement

Kate King
Chair
New Business Development Director
IHG


Ladders Europe Engagement

Alexandria Prejean Smith
Co-Chair
Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications
BCD