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


Mira Rosenzweig
Chair
Director of Travel Services
KBB Partners


Dan Wiser
Vice-Chair
Director, Business Strategy
TripBam


Jeff Daily, GTP
Committee Member
Director, Global Travel
Sanmina


Mat Domaradzki
Committee Member
Travel Manager
ConsenSys


Julie Egan
Committee Member
Director, Global Procurement
Pfizer


Daisy Francisco
Committee Member
Global Travel Manager
Husky Injection Molding Systems Inc.


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


Sherie Hermann
Committee Member
Director Global Suppliers
RoomIt by CWT


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


Steven Van Overmeiren
Committee Member
Associate Director, Global Travel Services
Baker McKenzie


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


Travis Steed
Committee Member
Travel Service Consultant
Anthem Inc.


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


Deanna Worrell
Staff Delegate
Manager, Volunteer Engagement
GBTA


Europe Accommodations Committee Members


Viola Vorstoffel
Chair
Travel Manager


Pascal Jungfer
Vice-Chair
CEO
Areka Consulting


Jon Bolger
Committee Member
Senior Manager Travel
Deloitte


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


Beate Christeleit
Committee Member
General Manager
Consultancy services BTM Travel Logistics Management Lab Ltd


Peter Grover
Committee Member
Managing Director, EMEA
TRIPBAM


Juliet Howie
Committee Member
Director of Sales- EMEA
Oakwood Worldwide


Irina Keen
Committee Member
Global Account Manager
National Corporate Housing


Silvia Magdaleno
Committee Member
Global Travel Manager
Squeeze Travel


Siobhan McGuigan
GBTA Europe Staff Delegate
EMEA Membership and Operations Manager
GBTA


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


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

Diane Lundeen Smith
Chair
Global Travel Sourcing Manager
Microsoft


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


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


Jessica Banish
Committee Member
Senior Commodity Manager- Travel & Fleet
GE


Bartek Beer
Committee Member
Senior Manager
Global Travel & Card Nielsen


Oliver Benoit
Committee Member
Vice President, Air Practice
Advito


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


Sarah Bridges
Committee Member
Travel Manager
Citrix


LaKeysha Brooks
Committee Member
Global Account Manager
Delta Air Lines


JJ Catanzarita
Committee Member
Global Corp Account Manager
Emirates Airline


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


Phil Crofton
Committee Member
Senior Director, Sales
BCD Travel


Shannon Crouse
Committee Member
Corporate Account Director
Travelport


Annette Doherty
Committee Member
Director, Consulting Strategy
American Airlines


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


Fred Goldberger
Committee Member
Global Account Manager
ALTOUR


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


Daryl Keiper
Committee Member
Senior Manager, Travel
Roche-Genentech


Graeme McKee
Committee Member
Global Category Manager-Airlines
IBM


Jan Overstreet
Committee Member
Manager-Enterprise Travel Program
Unum Group


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


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


Douglas Weeks
Committee Member
Principal, Corporate Services
Ares Management


Deanna Worrell
Staff Delegate
Manager, Volunteer Engagement
GBTA


Shane Downey
Staff Delegate
Vice President, Government Relations
GBTA


Europe Aviation Committee Members


Jörg Martin
Chair
Managing Director
CTC Corporate Travel Consulting


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


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


Fatih Demerci
Committee Member
Global Corporate Sales & Marketing
Turkish Airlines


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


Carine Morin
Committee Member
Travel Manager EMEA
Eli Lilly


Susan Savy
Committee Member
Global Travel Manager
Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Paul Tilstone
Committee Member
Managing Partner
Festive Road


Catherine Logan
Europe GBTA Staff Delagate
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


Grant Caplan
Committee Member
President
Procurigence


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


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


Deanna Worrell
Staff Delegate
Manager, Volunteer Engagement
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


Rebekah Hennessey
Vice-Chair
Program Manager
CWT Meetings and Events


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


Charles de Gaspe Beaubien
Committee Member
President & CEO
Groupize


Marjan Ghaffari
Committee Member
Meetings & Travel Procurement Manager
Informatica


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


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


Deanna Worrell
Staff Delegate
Manager, Volunteer Engagement
GBTA


Europe Meetings & Events Committee Members

Douglas O’Neill
Chair
Managing Director
INNTEL- Chair


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


Henrietta Balint
Committee Member
Director
Radius Travel


Ciaran Delaney
Committee Member
Founder
meetingsbooker.com


Leanne Fowler
Committee Member
Sales & Marketing Director
NYS


Physititia Grant
Committee Member
Senior Manager Travel & Expense
Uber


Isabell Hebel
Committee Member
Meeting & Travel Manager
IKEA Germany


Ian Jones
Committee Member
Associate
FESTIVE ROAD


Oliver May
Committee Member
Global Lead MICE
HRS


Nour Mouakke
Committee Members
Founder and CEO
Wizme.com


René Proske
Committee Member
Managing Director
Proske GmbH


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


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

Trish Earles
Chair
Senior Global Manager
Halliburton


Juliann Pless
Co-Vice Chair
Travel Manager
CSI globalVCard


Colleen Betters
2nd Co-Chair
Travel Coordinator
Wegman's


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


Suellen  Bolles
Committee Member
Senior Director, Global Corporate Accounts
Marriott


Brad Burnett
Committee Member
Director, Payments Products
Hilton


Annette Dreibelbis
Committee Member
Senior Business Development Manager
Sabre


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


Leslee Fritz
Committee Member
Business Travel Sales Manager
AHC Hospitality


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
Quicken Loans


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


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


Marzena Maloszycka
Committee Member
Vice President
Citi


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


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


Paul Swanston
Committee Member
Director, Global TMC Sales
UATP


Matthew Talbot
Committee Member
Product Marketing Manager
AirPlus International


Maximillian Waldmann
Committee Member
COO & Founder
Invisible Pay


Deanna Worrell
Staff Delegate
Manager, Volunteer Engagement
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
Group Vice President, Global Travel Industry
International SOS


Scott Adamski
Committee Member
Head of US Field Sales & Licensing
AIG Travel


Kathy Bedell
Committee Member
Senior Vice President
BCD Travel


Ben Coleman
Committee Member
Global Security Executive Services
Facebook


Matt Dubois
Committee Member
Chief of Staff
Private Jet Services


Valerie Ferraro
Committee Member
Manager, Administration
Getty Conservation Institute


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


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


Bruce McIndoe
Committee Member
President & Founder
WorldAware


Harmony Miller
Committee Member
Travel Manager
ZGF Architects


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


John Rose
Committee Member
Chief Risk Officer
ALTOUR


Mary Taylor
Committee Member
Travel Risk Specialist
Taylor Travel Consulting


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


Deanna Worrell
Staff Delegate
Manager, Volunteer Engagement
GBTA


Europe Risk Committee Members


William Sandover
Chair
International Affairs Advisor
Cathay Pacific


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


Nicholas Hymans
Committee Member
Director, Chief Security Office
Deutsche Bank


Gabriela Klazar
Committee Member
Senior Sourcing Manager
Stanley Black & Decker Inc


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


Jorge Mesa
Committee Member
Director Global Crisis Management
BCD Travel


Jafles Pacheco
Committee Member
Global Category Leader Travel
Oerlikon


Carolyn Pearson
Committee Member
CEO
maiden-voyage.com Ltd


Lucile-Laure Plesse
Member
Senior Sourcing Manager
Roche


Emma Walker-Thorne
Committee Member
Travel Procurement Manager
Mott MacDonald


Catherine Logan
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


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


Maureen Ashley
Committee Member
Vice President, Sales
Music Express Worldwide


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


Dave Holmes
Committee Member
Vice President, Payments
CWT


Andrew Honsey
Committee Member
General Manager, Global Sales
Delta Airlines


Sandra Marie
Committee Member
Global Travel Manager
Netflix


Stacy Martin
Committee Member
Deputy Athletic Director, CFO
University of North Texas


Darla Montalto
Committee Member
Corporate Travel Manager
Major League Baseball


Ndue Palushi
Committee Member
Manager, Administration
NFL


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


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


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


Deanna Worrell
Staff Delegate
Manager, Volunteer Engagement
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


Aurora Dawn Benton
Co-Chair
Founder/Sustainability Consultant
Astrapto, LLC


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


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


Kathy Jackson
Committee Member
Executive Vice President
BCD Travel


Sudarshan Jagannathan
Committee Member
Director, Sales and Adoption
TripPro


Manly Norris
Committee Member
Account Manager, Business Travel
Airbnb


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


Deanna Worrell
Staff Delegate
Manager, Volunteer Engagement
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

Anthea Crittle
Chair
Global Head Travel & Expense
Uber


Lexi Benakis
Vice-Chair
Director Sourcing Consulting, Americas
HRS


Jessica Banish
Committee Member
Senior Commodity Manager
GE


Steve Clagg
Committee Member
Travel Technology Manager
Microsoft


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


Patrick Linnihan
Committee Member
President
Gant Travel Management


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


Sunshine Starks
Committee Member
T&E Manager
Alteryx


Charlie Sultan
Committee Member
Senior Vice President
Concur Technologies


Deanna Worrell
Staff Delegate
Manager, Volunteer Engagement
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


Maximilian Waldmann
Committee Member
CEO
Conichi


Julia Fidler
Committee Member
Advocating for the Employee Experience
Microsoft


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


Koen Bavinck
Committee Member
CCO & Co-founder
Roadmap


Martin Biermann
Committee Member
VP Product Development
HRS


Beate Christeleit
Committee Member
General Manager
Consultancy services BTM Travel Logistics Management Lab Ltd


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


Rudiger Bruss
Committee Member
Purchasing Manager
Continental


Juliette Jackman
Committee Member
Head of Business Development, Europe
TRIPBAM


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

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

Joannie Cargill
Member
Regional Director of Sales, Northeast USA
World Hotels AG


Debbie Ionacci
Advisor
Consultant


Katharine Williams
Chair
President
Dots & Lines LLC


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

Deanna Worrell
Staff Delegate
Manager, Volunteer Engagement
GBTA