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

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

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

Bhart A. Sarin, CCTE, C.P.M., GTP
GBTA Chairman
Corporate Procurement
Ingredion Incorporated

Scott A. Solombrino
President, GBTA Allied Leadership Council
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dav El / Boston Coach Chauffeured
Transportation Network

Dorothy Dowling
Vice President, GBTA Allied Leadership Council
Chief Marketing Officer
Best Western International

Michael W. McCormick
GBTA Staff
Executive Director & COO
GBTA


Tricia Alsup
Board Member
Travel Manager
Dollar General

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

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

Jennifer Steinke, CCTE, GTP
Board Member
VP Global Travel Management
WHoldings

Paul Tilstone, GTP
Board Member
Managing Partner
Festive Road

Denise Truso, CCTE, GTP
Board Member
Director, Global Travel
Abbott

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

Gloria Gonzalez, CCTE, GTP
CPC President
Director of Travel & Meetings
Freeman Company

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

Scott A. Solombrino
President, GBTA Allied Leadership Council
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dav El / Boston Coach Chauffeured Transportation Network


Dorothy Dowling
Vice President, GBTA Allied Leadership Council
Chief Marketing Officer
Best Western International


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


Mark Hollyhead
Allied Leadership Council Member
Chief Operating Officer
Egencia LLC


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


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


Ross Mantione
Allied Leadership Council Member
Vice President of Global and Strategic Partnerships
HRS


Michael W.  McCormick
GBTA Staff
Executive Director & COO
GBTA


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


Eric Norberg
Allied Leadership Council Member
Director, Global Business Development Private Equity
Carlson Wagonlit Travel


Doug Payne
Allied Leadership Council Member
Senior Vice President Sales
ALTOUR


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


Paul Tilstone
Allied Leadership Council Member
Managing Partner
Festive Road


Gus Vonderheide
Allied Leadership Council Member
Vice President Global Sales - Americas
Hyatt Hotels Corporation


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

Michael W.  McCormick
GBTA Staff
Executive Director & COO
GBTA


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


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


Eric Weaver
GBTA Staff
Vice President Human Resources and Administration
GBTA


Amir Bahmani
GBTA Staff
Vice President, Information Technology
GBTA


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


Colleen Gallagher
GBTA Staff
Vice President, Communications
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


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


Catherine McGavock
GBTA Staff
Regional Vice President - EMEA
GBTA


Gaurav Sundaram
GBTA
President ProKonsul & Regional Director GBTA India


Nancy Tudorache, CTE
GBTA Staff
Director, Operations - Canada
GBTA