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.

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. Fill out the committee application form below.

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Leadership

Deborah Borak, CMM, SMMC
Chair
Vice President/Team Director
Conference Direct


Anthony Paola, CMP
Vice Chair
Managing Director, Meetings & Events Management
Travel Leaders Corporate


Members

Betsy Bondurant, CMM, CTE
Committee Member
President
Bondurant Consulting


Jamie Coffey
Committee Member
Associate Director I Supply Chain Services I Travel Meetings & Events
Ernst & Young, LLP


Brenda Crocker-Pierce
Committee Member
GE SmartMeetings-Senior Manager
GE


Brenda Davis
Committee Member
Americas Travel Manager
International SOS


Kathy Grau
Committee Member
Chief Strategist
Grau Consulting LLC


Jennifer Kern
Committee Member
Travel Category Manager
BAE Systems


Hannah-Kate McWilliams
Committee Member
Senior Sales Executive, Enterprise Solutions
Cvent


Gary Murakami, GTP, GLP, CMP, CMM
Committee Member
VP of Sales and Industry Relations
Teneo Hospitality Group


David O'Donohue
Committee Member
VP, Brand Engagement
Groups 360


Shawn Parker
Committee Member
Executive Director, Corporate Group Sales
Hilton


Nick Pupa
Committee Member
Category Manager – Facilities Goods & Services
DSM


Shauna Whitehead
Committee Member
VP, Global Account Management
BCD Meetings & Events


 

Europe Meetings & Events Committee

Leadership

Henrietta Balint
Chair
Director
Radius Travel


Alastair Cotton
Vice Chair
Senior Manager, Meetings Management CoE
GSK


Members

Ciaran Delaney
Committee Member
Founder
meetingsbooker.com


Leanne Fowler
Committee Member
Director of Account Management
Agiito


Balazs Gulyas
Committee Member
Global Hotel and Car Rental Projects Lead
IBM Transformation & Operations


Jason Hart
Committee Member
Strategic Sourcing Manager, EU HQ, UK & Ireland
Amgen


Dan Humby
Committee Member
Vice President, Sales - Europe
Groups360


Larissa Steinbäcker
Committee Member
Co-CEO
Proske


Véra Strezyk
Committee Member
Buyer
Indirect Procurement Department