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


Matt Ziskie
Chair
Head of Global Procurement
Airbnb


Mira Rosenzweig
Vice-Chair
Director of Travel Services
KBB Partners


Sarah Axelrod
Committee Member
Manager, Worldwide Sales, Travel Industry Relations
Best Western


Marwan Batrouni
Committee Member
Vice President, Supplier Relations - Global Hotel Strategy
BCD Travel


Jill Brady
Committee Member
Vice President, Corporate Travel Services
Bank of America


Jan Jacobsen
Committee Member
Global Accommodation Manager
AIG


Michael Laumanns
Committee Member
Director Global Accounts, Business Travel
AccorHotels


Emily Lynn
Committee Member
SVP, Global Sales and Strategic Accounts
Interstate Hotels & Resorts


Audra Narikawa
Committee Member
Vice President, Office Services
Capital Group


Johanna Nelson
Committee Member
Account Director, Worldwide Sales
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts


Ilene Onieal
Committee Member
Travel Program Manager
NetJets, Inc.


Steven Van Overmeiren
Committee Member
Global Hotel Program Manager
Apple, Inc.


Shawn Parker
Committee Member
Director, Group Alliances & Government Sales
InterContinental Hotels Group


Joseph Ramirez
Committee Member
Sr. Manager, Travel Operations & Meetings, North America
Interpublic Group (IPG)


Joff Romoff
Committee Member
Head – Global Supplier Management
Concur Technologies


Ben Space
Committee Member
Regional, Dir. Revenue Mgmt., Owned Assets
Hilton Worldwide


Krystle Spruill
Committee Member
Associate – Travel Services
BlackRock


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


Shannon Wilson
Committee Member
North American Travel Manager
Amazon.com


Dan Wiser
Committee Member
Senior Director, Technical Solutions Group
Cvent


Patrick Algyer
Staff Delegate
Director, Volunteer Relations
GBTA


Europe Accommodations Committee Members


Viola Vorstoffel
Chair
Travel Manager


Pascal Jungfer
Vice-Chair
CEO
Areka Consulting


Jon Bolger
Committee Member
Interim Travel Procurement Manager
Capita PLC


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


Beate Christeleit
Committee Member
Managing Director
Amistad Partners


Ricardo Crespo
Committee Member
Spain Sr. Travel & Congress Manager EMEA Meeting & Events Category Lead
abbvie


Antonio Ducceschi
Committee Member
Cluster General Manager
Starhotels


Gro Fadnes
Committee Member
Strategic Purchaser | Travel & Meetings
Wärtsilä Corporation | Central Supply Management


Pauline Houston
Committee Member
Senior Global Director of Hotel Sales & Strategy
American Express GBT


Juliet Howie
Committee Member
Director of Sales- EMEA
Oakwood Worldwide


Juliette Jackman
Committee Member
Global Account Director
Radisson Hotel Group


Irina Keen
Committee Member
Global Account Manager
National Corporate Housing


Sonja Klasen
Committee Member
Head of Sourcing
HRS


Sally Lopez
Committee Member
Regional Director of Global Sales – Europe
Hotels & Casinos, Hard Rock International


Silvia Magdaleno
Committee Member
Global Travel Manager
Squeeze Travel


Samantha Van Leeuwen
Committee Member
Head of Hotels & Venues
PwC


Kathrin Wildehaus
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

Diane Lundeen Smith
Chair
Global Travel Sourcing Manager
Microsoft


Robyn Gilmartin
Vice-Chair
Project Manager, Air Solutions - Americas
CWT Solutions Group


Amy Page
Committee Member
Director, Travel and Expense Programs
Johns Hopkins University


Brent Schultheis
Committee Member
Manager Sourcing & Alliances
Sony Pictures Entertainment


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


Daryl Keiper
Committee Member
Senior Manager, Travel
Roche-Genentech


Doug Fischer
Committee Member
Regional Director, Airline Partnership Marketing
The Boeing Company


JJ Catanzarita
Committee Member
Global Corp Account Manager
Emirates Airline


Jack Lever
Committee Member
Global Travel Manager
Booz Allen Hamilton


Jan Overstreet Overstreet
Committee Member
Manager-Enterprise Travel Program
Unum Group


Jeanne Norton, CTC, CCTE, GLP
Committee Member
SVP & GM Mountain and West Regions
Corporate Travel Management (CTM)


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


Joe Taus, CCTE, GTP
Committee Member
Global Travel, Meetings Manager
Mentor Graphics, A Siemens Co.


Katie Smothers
Committee Member
Manager, Global Procurement, Business & Analytical Services
Ingredion


Kelly Green
Committee Member
Americas Travel Manager
Apple


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


LaKeysha Brooks
Committee Member
Global Account Manager
Delta Air Lines


Mark Ziegler
Committee Member
Senior Travel Manager
Global Travel Services - NetApp


Matthew Smith
Committee Member
Sr Director, Head of Corporate Sales
Southwest Airlines


Neda Nazem
Committee Member
Global Airlines Category Manager – Indirect Supply Chain
The Boeing Company


Patrick O'Brien
Committee Member
Director Corporate Sales - Strategic Accounts
American Airlines


Phil Crofton
Committee Member
Senior Director, Sales
BCD Travel


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


Shannon Crouse
Committee Member
Corporate Account Director
Travelport


Steve Myer
Committee Member
Regional Vice President Global Sales, The Americas
Japan Airlines


Teresa Amos, GTP, GLP
Committee Member
Vice President, Corporate Travel Manager
Hilltop Holdings


Patrick Algyer
Staff Delegate
Director, Volunteer Relations
GBTA


Europe Aviation Committee Members


Jörg Martin
Chair
Managing Director
CTC Corporate Travel Consulting


Minna Torppa
Vice-Chair
MOD Finland
Ministry of Defence Finland


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


Guillaume Bizet
Committee Member
Partner
Areka Consulting


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


Fatih Demerci
Committee Member
Global Corporate Sales & Marketing
Turkish Airlines


Christian Fornaschon
Committee Member
UK&I Sales & Marketing
British Airways


Inna Kizenkova
Committee Member
VP Global Supplier Management EMEA
Carlson Wagonlit Travel


Tina Kruse
Committee Member
Contract Manager, Indirect Procurement & IT
DONG Energy


Susan Savy
Committee Member
Global Travel Manager
Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Paul Tilstone
Committee Member
Managing Partner
Festive Road


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


Government Relations Committee

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.

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.

  • 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


Grant Caplan
Committee Member
President
Travel Consulted, Inc.


Stacey Day
Committee Member
Senior Sales Manager, Business Travel Sales
Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre


Robert Friedman
Committee Member
VP, Sales & Partnerships
Enterprise Holdings


Fred Goldberger
Committee Member
Sales Director
Altour Travel


Wendy L. Moore, CTE, GTP
Committee Member
Corporate Travel Manager
Sprouts Farmers Markets


Rebecca Palatka
Committee Member
Global Travel Manager
Pacific Drilling


Akbar Rohanifar
Committee Member
Sales Account Manager
British Airways and Iberia Airways


Patrick Tracey
Committee Member
Marketing Director
Appleton International Airport


Bora Vezuli
Committee Member
Corporate Training and Travel Manager
Partners HealthCare


Sally Wearing
Committee Member
Travel Manager
SCL Health System


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


Shane Downey
Staff Delegate
Contractor
GBTA


Meetings Committee

GBTA’s Meetings 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 Committee Application >

Europe Meetings Committee Application >

Meetings Committee Members


Nick Pupa
Chair
Category Manager – Facilities Goods & Services
DSM


Betsy Bondurant, CMM, CTE
Vice-Chair
President
Bondurant Consulting


Shimon Avish
Committee Member
Principal/Meetings Management Practice Lead
Acquis Consulting Group


Deborah Borak
Committee Member
Vice President/Team Director
Conference Direct


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


Marjan Ghaffari
Committee Member
Sr. Strategic Procurement Analyst Meetings, Events
Informatica


Kathy Grau
Committee Member
Assistant Director, Global M&E Operations Manager
EY


Rebekah Hennessey
Committee Member
Program Manager
CWT Meetings and Events


Christine Hunnes
Committee Member
Global Category Director, Travel & Meetings
Accenture


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


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


Heather SeKrenes
Committee Member
Global Account Executive
Marriott Global Sales Organization


Charles  de Gaspe Beaubien
Committee Member
President & CEO
Groupize


Patrick Algyer
Staff Delegate
Director, Volunteer Relations
GBTA


Europe Meetings Committee Members

Douglas O’Neill
Chair
Managing Director
INNTEL- Chair


Bobbi Djordjevic, CMP
Co-Vice Chair
Global Category Manager, Global Procurement
Dentsply Sirona


Tom Wells
Co-Vice Chair
Global Category Lead - Travel, Meetings & Events
Takeda Pharmaceuticals International


Henrietta Balint
Committee Member
Director
Radius Travel


Ciaran Delaney
Committee Member
Founder
meetingsbooker.com


Leanne Fowler
Committee Member
Sales & Marketing Director
NYS Corporate


Physititia Grant
Committee Member
Travel & Expense Manager EMEA/ APAC
Uber


Jennie Martensson
Committee Member
Marriott Hotels International Ltd
Director, Global Sales - Groups


Oliver May
Committee Member
Global Lead MICE
HRS


Anne Moberg
Committee Member
Global Category Leader Hotel, Europe Category Leader Meeting & Event
ABB Supply Chain Management


Nour Mouakke
Committee Members
Founder and CEO
Wizme.com


René Proske
Committee Member
Managing Director
Proske GmbH


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


Siobhan McGuigan
GBTA Europe Staff Delagate
Membership and Operations Manager - 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

Kirsten Grebel
Chair
VP, Hotel Solutions
ALE Solutions


Jeff Maurer
Co-Vice Chair
National Account Executive
Red Roof Inn


Juliann Pless
Co-Vice Chair
Travel Manager
CSI globalVCard


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


Colleen Betters
Committee Member
Travel Coordinator
Wegman’s


Suellen  Bolles
Committee Member
Senior Director, Global Corporate Accounts
Marriott


Christopher Christopher
Committee Member
Director, Business Development Supply Chain Products
WEX Corporate Payments


Greg Cobban
Committee Member
Travel Services Specialist
Altria Client Services


Maricell  Cruz
Committee Member
Travel Manager Americas
AIG


Annette Dreibelbis
Committee Member
Senior Business Development Manager
Sabre


Trish Earles
Committee Member
Senior Global Manager
Halliburton


Beth Fitzgerald
Committee Member
Director, Travel
Macy's


Chris Gremski
Committee Member
Global Travel Manager
Open Society Foundations


Mari Hendricks
Committee Member
Senior Global Account Manager
Travel & Transport


George Kalka
Committee Member
VP, Global Client Solutions
Fox Travel


Kim Kaye
Committee Member
Head of Strategy & Customer Success
WhereTo


Mario Kriebel
Committee Member
Vice President Commercial Payment Solutions
BCD Travel


Karoline Mayr
Committee Member
Regional Director of Sales
Deem


Alan Mazzola
Committee Member
Director, Global Finance, Travel Services
Sykes


Marie Moynihan
Committee Member
SVP, Travel Solutions
H&M


Pat Plaster
Committee Member
Director, Travel Services
Providence Health & Services


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


Jason Wallace
Committee Member
Product Marketing Manager
RoomIt By CWT


Jane Worrow
Committee Member
Business Development Manager
Conferma


Getnesh Amde
Staff Delegate
Director, Finance
GBTA


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
Vice President, Global Travel Industry Relations
International SOS


Kathy Bedell
Committee Member
Senior Vice President
BCD Travel


Ben Coleman
Committee Member
Global Security Executive Services
Facebook


Eugene Delaune
Committee Member
Chief Medical Officer
EUROP Assistance


Valerie Ferraro
Committee Member
Manager, Administration
Getty Conservation Institute


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


Bruce McIndoe
Committee Member
President & Founder
iJET International


Cindy Neuenschwander
Committee Member
Americas Travel Operations Lead
Accenture


Catherine F. Rigby, CCTE, GTP
Committee Member
Manager Global Travel Program
CFA Institute


Jan E. Uecker, GTP
Committee Member
Category Manager II, Travel Procurement
Sears Holdings Management Corporation


Kelly Moffett
Staff Liaison
Event Operations Specialist in Regional Operations
GBTA


Europe Risk Committee Members


William Sandover
Chair
International Affairs Advisor
Cathay Pacific


Jeroen Hurkmans
Vice-Chair
Vice President, EMEA/APAC
Advito


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


Nicholas Hymans
Committee Member
Director, Chief Security Office
Deutsche Bank


Emma Lamb
Committee Member
Global Security Travel Safety Coordinator
Milestone @ Facebook


Bruce McIndoe
Committee Member
President & Founder
iJET International


Nicholas Nelson
Committee Member
EMEIA Travel Leader, Global Travel, Meetings and Events
Ernst & Young Global Limited


Jafles Pancheco
Committee Member
Global Category Leader Travel
Oerlikon


Carolyn Pearson
Committee Member
CEO
maiden-voyage.com Ltd


Catherine McGavock
Europe GBTA Staff Delagate
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


Juanita Sheely
Chair
Director of Travel and Insurance
NCAA


Tracey Kroboth
Vice-Chair
Executive Director, Travel Services
Conde Naste


Akemi Kitagawa
Committee Member
Associate Director, Operations
UCLA Athletics


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


Amy Thiessen
Committee Member
Manager, Corporate Travel Services
AEG


Charlene Rabideau
Committee Member
SVP & General Manager
BCD


Darla Montalto
Committee Member
Corporate Travel Manager
Major League Baseball


Dave Holmes
Committee Member
Vice President, Global Sales
UATP


David  LeCompte
Committee Member
President and CEO
Shorts Travel Management


Eric Schmauch, CTE
Committee Member
Director, Collegiate Sports & University Sales
United


Francine Sommers
Committee Member
Coordinator, Risk Management and Travel
Cleveland Indians


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


Greg  Raiff
Committee Member
CEO
Private Jet Services


Hal Rudy
Committee Member
Vice President, Travel Services
CBS Corporation


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


Kerry Cosover
Committee Member
Senior Travel Manager
NFL Players Association


Luis Acevedo
Committee Member
Senior Director, Facilities & Administration
Major League Soccer


Maureen Ashley
Committee Member
Vice President, Sales
Music Express Worldwide


Norma Dean
Committee Member
Director, Specialty Sales
Delta


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


Rebecca Cortese
Committee Member
Director, Entertainment Accounts
Hilton


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


Sandra Marie
Committee Member
Global Travel Manager
Netflix


Stacy Martin
Committee Member
CFO
American Athletic Conference


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


Kevin Maguire, CCTE, GLP, GTP
GBTA Staff
Regional Vice President, LATAM
GBTA


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 Burdge
Chair
Director, Global Travel
Levi Strauss & Company


Claire Carstensen
Vice-Chair
Global Sustainability Manager
Enterprise Holdings


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


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


Claire Cutting
Committee Member
Director, Sustainability
Marriott International


Joni Doiron
Committee Member
Director of Global Account Strategies
FROSCH


Evan Koppel
Committee Member
Regional Sales Director
United Airlines


Gloria Montalvo
Committee Member
Global Travel & Energy Category Lead
Weir Group PLC


Manly Norris
Committee Member
Account Manager, Business Travel
Airbnb


Rhonda Sloan
Committee Member
Global Head of Travel Communications
AIG


Lindsay Wilkinson
Committee Member
Director, Corporate Responsibility – Environmental Sustainability & Commercial Integration
IHG


Lisa Young
Committee Member
Corporate Travel Manager
Yum! Brands


Patrick Algyer
Staff Delegate
Director, Volunteer Relations
GBTA


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

Ryan A  Pierce, CTE
Chair
Manager - Americas Travel and Expense
Salesforce


Robyn Grassanovits
Vice-Chair
Vice President Traveler Services
FlightGlobal


Jessica Banish
Committee Member
Senior Commodity Manager
GE


David Buchholz
Committee Member
Travel & Expense Manager
Abercrombie


Kim Castro
Committee Member
Principal
Travelcast Consulting


Steve Clagg
Committee Member
Travel Technology Manager
Microsoft


Anthea Crittle
Committee Member
Global Head Travel & Expense
Uber Technologies Inc.


Kerry Ann Fett
Committee Member
Global Travel Manager
TE Connectivity


Nicole Gruschow
Committee Member
Global Supplier Relations
American Express GBT


Lexi Honohan
Committee Member
Senior Director, Intelligence & Analytics
Advito


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


Patrick Linnihan
Committee Member
President
Gant Travel Management


Ethan Long
Committee Member
Travel Manager
IBM Transformation & Operations


Doug Mangold
Committee Member
Vice President Product
ARC


Eddie Martinez, Jr.
Committee Member
Global Travel Manager
Aviat Networks


Erik Mueller
Committee Member
Founder & CEO
Grasp Technologies Inc.


Roman Neumeister
Committee Member
Travel Specialist
World Bank


Mahesh Pai
Committee Member
Manager-Sales
IBM


Mike Perkin
Committee Member
EMEIA Travel Manager
Apple Inc.


Steve Reynolds
Committee Member
CEO
Tripbam Inc.


Norma Rohrbach, GLP, GTP
Committee Member
Senior Consultant
Areka Consulting


Laurie Scott
Committee Member
Principal Process Manager
Capital One Financial


Charlie Sultan
Committee Member
Senior Vice President
Concur Technologies


Tom Tulloch
Committee Member
Managing Director, North America
Pi Inc


Debbie Welder
Committee Member
Global Corporate Travel Manager
Rimini Street


Heather Young
Committee Member
Travel & Expense Director
Capital One Financial


Kia Davis
Staff Liaison
Manager, Event Marketing & Inside Sales
GBTA


Europe Technology Committee Members

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


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


Ruediger Bruss
Committee Member
Global Category Manager, Travel Mobility Services
Continental AG


Maximilian Waldmann
Committee Member
CEO
Conichi


Adrian Matt
Committee Member
Owner and Managing Director
travelBrain


Jens Bäringhausen
Committee Member
Allianz Managed Operations & Services SE
Allianz


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

Annisha Brown
Co-Chair
Principal, Corporate Sales
American Airlines


John Carter
Co-Chair
Travel Industry and Business Travel Sales
Omni Hotel Group


Lauren Wolters
Advisor
Director of Marketing
Cornerstone Information Systems


Ladders Strategic Advisory

Will Pinnell
Advisor
VP Digital and Product Strategy
BCD


Ladders Alumni Advisor Committee

Kristen Koenig
Co-Chair
Senior Manager, Digital Sales & Partnerships
Freeman


Christina Reichelt
Co-Chair
Global Account Manager
World Travel


Ladders Events

Francesca Dapiran
Co-Chair
Travel Industry Sales Manager
NH Hotels Group


Megan Howard
Co-Chair
Director of Sales
Shorts Travel Management


Ladders Giving

Andrea Allen
Committee Member
National Account Executive
Hotel Engine


Ladders Recruitment

Ranga Chidawanyika
Chair
Director of Global Sales
Sbe


Frank Gallo
Committee Member
National Director of Sales, Road Shows, Meetings & Events
Flyte Tyme Worldwide Transportation


Ladders Media & Communications

Katharine Williams
Chair
President
Dots & Lines LLC


Debbie Ionacci
Advisor
Consultant


Ladders Canada Engagement

Kate King
Chair
New Business Development Director
IHG


Ladders Europe Engagement

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


Alexandria Prejean
Co-Chair
Marketing and Sales Support Executive
ATPI


Sara Rooney
Committee Member/US Liaison
Associate
Festive Road


Ladders GBTA Staff Support

Caitlin Gomez
Staff Delegate
Vice President of Business Development
GBTA


Patrick Algyer
Staff Delegate
Director, Volunteer Relations
GBTA


Allison Davis
Staff Delegate
Director, Business Development
GBTA