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.


Douglas Anderson
Chair, Foundation Board
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

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.


Kerrie Hannaford
Vice President, Global Sales

Rajeev Goswami
Council Member
Co-Founder and CEO

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

Brian Hace
Council Member
Vice President of Technology, Travel Team

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

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

David Harvey
Council Member
Managing Director, Business Development
Southwest Airlines

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

Bruce McIndoe
Council Member
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

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

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

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

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

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

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