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

GBTA is a member-driven organization. Our Board of Directors is the organization’s governing body comprised of members from throughout the diverse global business travel industry. The Board is responsible for establishing the focus and direction of the association.

Structure

The Board consists of 13 members including President, Vice President, the Immediate Past President, the President and Vice President of the Council of Allied Leadership, the President of the Chapter Presidents’ Council, and five direct members elected at large, and two Allied members elected at large.  The Executive Director & COO serves as an ex-officio member.

The President and the Vice President each serve two-year terms. The Direct At-Large Board Members serve staggered three-year terms. The Allied At-Large Board Members, and the President and Vice President of the Allied Leadership Council and the President of the Chapter Presidents’ Council each serve two-year terms.  

GBTA Board Members

Bhart A. Sarin, GTP, CPSM
GBTA President
Corporate Procurement
Ingredion Incorporated

Denise Truso, CCTE, GTP
GBTA Vice President
Category Lead, Travel Meetings & Events
Abbott

Christle Johnson, CCTE, GLP, GTP
Chairperson
Vice President Travel & Business
Services
Johnson Downie LLC

Dorothy Dowling
President, GBTA Allied Leadership Council
Chief Marketing Officer & SVP
Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Jake Cefolia
Vice President, GBTA Allied Leadership Council
Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales
United Airlines


Scott A. Solombrino
GBTA Staff
Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director
GBTA


Tricia Alsup
Board Member
Travel Manager
Dollar General

Kathy Briski, CCTE, GTP, C.P.M
Board Member
Travel Category Manager
Boeing Company

Gloria Gonzalez, CCTE, GTP
Board Member
Director of Travel & Meetings
Freeman Company

Doug Payne, CCTE, GTP, GLP
Board Member
Senior Vice President
ALTOUR

Will Pinnell
Board Member
Vice President, Product Strategy
BCD Travel

Erin L. Wilk
Board Member
Global Security Travel Safety Manager
Facebook

Rita Visser, GTP
Direct Member
Director, Global Travel Sourcing and
GPO
Oracle

Mark Ziegler
CPC President
Senior Travel Manager, Global Travel Services
NetApp, Inc.

Allied Leadership Council

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 to assure that the Allied/GBTA relationship remains strong and productive.

Structure

The Allied Leadership Council president and vice president both sit on the GBTA Board of Directors, and offer input and vote 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

Dorothy Dowling
President, GBTA Allied Leadership Council
Chief Marketing Officer & SVP
Best Western Hotels & Resorts


Jake Cefolia
Vice President, GBTA Allied Leadership Council
Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales
United Airlines


Marie Downey, CTE
Allied Leadership Council Member
Director, Global Accounts
United Airlines


Mark Hollyhead
Allied Leadership Council Member
Chief Operating Officer
Egencia LLC


Beth Kinerk
Allied Leadership Council Member
Senior Vice President, Sales – The Americas
Avis Budget Group


Donald Moore
Allied Leadership Council Member
Vice President of Business Rental Sales and Global Corporate Accounts
Enterprise Holdings


Doug Payne
Allied Leadership Council Member
Senior Vice President Sales
ALTOUR


Kelly Phillips
Allied Leadership Council Member
Senior Vice President, Transient Sales & Distribution
Hilton


Will Pinnell
Allied Leadership Council Member
Vice President, Product Strategy
BCD Travel


Bhart A. Sarin, GTP, CPSM
GBTA President
Corporate Procurement
Ingredion Incorporated


Apply to get involved with the Allied Leadership Council
Allied Leadership Council Application

Staff Leadership

Mission

GBTA Staff leadership develop plans and initiatives to execute the mission of GBTA as defined by the Board of Directors and its members. Staff leaders represent various global regions and specific roles needed to carry out the Board mission.

Objectives

  • To serve GBTA members and fulfill the mission as defined by the GBTA Board of Directors
  • To advocate for the business travel industry with global governmental bodies and with media influences shaping the view of business travel.
  • To provide global business travel member benefits, including: continuing education, career advancement, access to business travel research and tools and industry networking.
  • To grow membership and involvement with the organization, and shape the future of the global business travel industry.

Staff Leadership Members

Scott A. Solombrino
Staff
Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director
GBTA


Lisa Censullo
GBTA Staff
Executive Vice President
GBTA


Edward Barrett
GBTA Staff
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
GBTA


Hema Shah
GBTA Staff
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
GBTA


Amir Bahmani
GBTA Staff
Vice President, Information Technology
GBTA


Amanda Cecil
GBTA Staff
Senior Vice President, Professional Development & Research
GBTA


Shantel Goodman
GBTA Staff
Vice President, Marketing
GBTA


Heather Haley
GBTA Staff
Vice President, Sales Operations in Supplier Strategies
GBTA


Liz Huh, CMP, CAE
GBTA Staff
Senior Vice President, Global Operations
GBTA


Catherine Logan
GBTA Staff
Regional Vice President - EMEA
GBTA


Kevin Maguire
GBTA Staff
Regional Vice President - LATAM
GBTA


Nancy Tudorache, CTE
GBTA Staff
Regional Vice President - Canada
GBTA


2018-2019 WINiT Strategic Advisory Board

Mission

WINiT is a network serving as a catalyst to drive positive change for the career mobility of women in the travel-related industries.

WINiT Strategic Advisory Board Members

Delores Alexander
Advisory Board Member
Vice President of the Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Operations (MSC&O)
The Boeing Company

Jodi Allen
Advisory Board Member
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Hertz

Michele Bryant
Advisory Board Member
Senior Managing Director, Global Chief Procurement Officer
Deloitte Global

Dorothy Dowling
President, Allied Leadership Council Chair, WINiT Strategic Advisory Board GBTA
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Best Western® Hotels & Resorts

Mary Ellen George
Advisory Board Member
Head of North America
Tramada Systems

Christle Johnson, CCTE, GLP, GTP
President, GBTA
Vice President, Travel & Business Services
Johnson Downie LLC


Beth Kinerk
Advisory Board Member
Senior Vice President
Avis Budget Group, Inc.

Michelle ‘Mick’  Lee
Vice-Chair, WINiT Strategic Advisory Board, GBTA
Founder, WINiTforWomen Managing Director, Global Head of General and Shared Services
BNY Mellon

Melissa Maher
Advisory Board Member
Senior Vice President, Global Partner Group
Expedia, Inc.


Traci Mercer
Advisory Board Member
Senior Vice President - Global Lodging, Ground and Sea
Sabre Travel Network

Malaika Myers
Advisory Board Member
Chief Human Resources Officer
Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Becca Rabinowitz
Advisory Board Member
Head of SpotHero for Business
SpotHero


Kristen Shovlin
Advisory Board Member
Vice President - Sales Operations and Development
Delta Air Lines

Scott Solombrino
Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director
GBTA

Alison Taylor
Advisory Board Member
Senior Vice President Global Sales & Distribution
American Airlines


Rita Visser
Vice President, GBTA
Director, Global Travel Sourcing & GPO
Oracle