GBTA Foundation Leadership

The strategic direction of the GBTA Foundation is derived from the leadership of the Board of Trustees and its committees, and the Industry Advisory Council.

The Board of Trustees is dedicated to promoting continuous professional advancement among GBTA membership, as well as the business travel industry at large. The Board of Trustees additionally shares a common vision for the organization which includes:

  • Anticipating and meeting the needs of business travel professionals with respect to research and education.
  • Developing tangible research and education products that advance the understanding of the business travel profession and the complex business travel industry.
  • Expanding the role of the Foundation and the resources it offers to the business travel industry globally.

Members

Douglas Anderson
Chair, Foundation Board
CEO
American Express Global Business Travel


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


Michael Dominguez
Board Member
Senior Vice President & Chief Sales Officer
MGM Resorts International


Beth Kinerk
Board Member
Senior Vice President - Sales, The Americas
Avis Budget Group


Jim Wilkins
Board Member
Senior Director, Corporate Travel Services
Turner Broadcasting System


David Henstock
Board Member


Michael W.  McCormick
GBTA Staff
Executive Director & COO
GBTA


John Snyder
Board Member
President & CEO
BCD Travel


Jeremy Gardner, GTP
Board Member
Vice President, Business Services
Accent Indy, a DMC Network Company


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


Victor Pynn
Board Member


Kristen Shovlin
Board Member
Vice President Sales Operations
Delta Air Lines


Industry Advisory Council

The GBTA Foundation Industry Advisory Council (IAC) serves as the Foundation's "think tank" to identify new ideas and projects to help further advance the global business travel industry. Through this working group, the Foundation seeks to harness the industry knowledge of both GBTA’s Direct Members and Allied executives.


Members

Kerrie Hannaford
Chair
Vice President, Global Sales
Accor


Rajeev Goswami
Council Member
Co-Founder and CEO
WWstay


Sandra Taylor
Council Member
Director of Worldwide Services
Best Western Hotels and Resorts


Brian Hace
Council Member
Vice President of Technology, Travel Team
Concur


Tracy Parrillo
Council Member
Director of Sales, Corporate
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts


Yael Klein
Council Member
CEO & President
AirPlus International


Maureen O'Brien
Council Member
Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing
Denihan


Jason Grunin
Council Member
Associate Director of Special Projects & Energy Conservation, Travel Program Manager
The University of Tulsa


Jack Lever, CCTE
Council Member
Manager, Global Travel Services
Booz Allen Hamilton


Cindy Fisher
Council Member
Vice President, Global Sales, Americas
Carlson Wagonlit Travel


Carole Poillerat
Council Member
International Business Development Director
HRS France, Global Hotel Solutions


Rhonda Sloan
Council Member
Global Head of Travel Communications
AIG Travel


Stephen Carroll
Council Member
Senior Director, Enterprise Marketing
Cvent


David Harvey
Council Member
Managing Director, Business Development
Southwest Airlines


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


Bruce McIndoe
Council Member
President
iJET International


Susan L. Beadle
Council Member
Director, Business Travel Worldwide Sales
IHG-InterContinental Hotels Group Americas


John Jackson, III
Council Member
Vice President, Americas
Korean Air


David Seelinger
Council Member
Chairman & CEO
EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services


Lauri Reishus
Council Member
Executive Vice President and COO
ARC


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


Melissa Beauchamp
Council Member
Vice President, Global Client Management
American Express Global Business Travel


Scott Santoro
Council Member
Managing Director - Commercial Sales & Support
Delta Air Lines


Maria Chevalier
Council Member
Executive Director
Hilton Worldwide


Michelle Simmons
Council Member
Corporate Director, Travel Industry & Business Travel Sales
Omni Hotels & Resorts


Lawrence Ryan
Council Member
Director Sales Products, Marketing & Distribution, The Americas
Lufthansa


Kathy Bedell
Council Member
Senior Vice President
BCD Travel


Debbie Rodriguez
Council Member
Regional Vice President - Global Sales Americas
Hyatt Hotels Corporation


Chris McAndrews
Council Member
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development
Radius Travel


Regional Advisory Boards

The GBTA Foundation Regional Advisory Boards act as the Foundation’s guiding force in a specific global region and serve as the front line in identifying the specific needs and developments in their respective marketplace.

Advisory board members provide expertise and guidance to ensure that the GBTA Foundation’s messaging and programming resonates with the local culture, while representing the organization as the leading thought leader in the industry.

European Advisory Board Members

Rob Grant
Board Member
Vice President - Global Business Development
American Express Global Business Travel


Marc Stanley
Board Member
Vice President Global Sales - E.M.E.A.
Wyndham Hotel Group


Philip Bentley
Board Member
Head of Business Travel Solutions
Visa Europe


Carole Poillerat
Board Member
International Business Development Director
HRS France, Global Hotel Solutions


Latin America Advisory Board Members

Roberto  Morales
Miembro de la Junta
Miembro del Consejo Consultivo América Latina
GBTA


Mercedes  del Castillo
Miembro de la Junta
Gerente Comercial
Furlong-Fox | HRG Argentina


Kevin Maguire CCTE, GLP, GTP
Miembro de la Junta
Vice-Presidente de Operaciones de América Latina
GBTA


Kevin  Iwamoto
Miembro de la Junta
Senior Consultant
GoldSpring Consulting


Maren  Hanschke
Miembro de la Junta
Directora para América Latina y el Caribe
FCM Travel Solutions


William  Bos, GTP
Miembro de la Junta
Associate Director Worldwide Sales,
Best Western International


Maximo Etcheverry
Miembro del Consejo Consultivo
Director Multinational Sales | Latina América & Caibbean
Delta Air Lines


Doug  Payne, CCTE, GLP, GTP
Miembro de la Junta
Senior Vice President - Sales
ALTOUR


David  Rios
Miembro de la Junta
Director of Sales Mexico & LATAM
IHG


Eric M.  Norberg
Director Consejo Consultivo Ame´rica Latina
GBTA Director Senior para Desarrollo en
Carlson Wagonlit Travel