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GBTA’s Meetings & Events Committee provides meetings management guidance, education, and innovation to 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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Nick Pupa Chair Category Manager – Facilities Goods & Services DSM
Anthony Paola, CMP Vice Chair Managing Director, Meetings & Events Management Travel Leaders Corporate
Betsy Bondurant, CMM, CTE Committee Member President Bondurant Consulting
Deborah Borak Committee Member Vice President/Team Director Conference Direct
Brenda Crocker-Pierce Committee Member GE SmartMeetings-Senior Manager GE
Holly Felker Committee Member Sr. Manager, Global Meetings & Events The Coca-Cola Company
Marjan Ghaffari Committee Member Meetings & Travel Procurement Manager Informatica
Kathy Grau Committee Member Chief Strategist Grau Consulting LLC
Jennifer Kern Committee Member Travel Category Manager BAE Systems
Hannah-Kate McWilliams Committee Members Senior Sales Executive, Enterprise Solutions Cvent
Gary Murakami, GTP, GLP, CMP, CMM Committee Member Director, Global Sales MGM Resorts International
Cecile Mutch, CCTE, GLP Committee Member Senior Director, Corporate Services Kellogg
David O'Donohue Committee Member VP, Brand Engagement Groups 360
Shawn Parker Committee Member Executive Director, Corporate Group Sales Hilton
Amy Perrone, SMMC, CMM Committee Member Manager, Strategic Meetings Management Programs Genentech
Shannon Wayt Sessoms Committee Member GTME Strategy Lead EY
Shauna Whitehead Committee Member VP, Global Account Management BCD Meetings & Events
Physititia Grant Chair Senior Manager Global Travel & Meetings Uber
René Proske Vice Chair Managing Director Proske GmbH
Henrietta Balint Committee Member Director Radius Travel
Alastair Cotton Committee Member Senior Manager, Meetings Management CoE GSK
Ciaran Delaney Committee Member Founder meetingsbooker.com
Bobbi Djordjevic, CMP Committee Member Global Category Manager, Global Procurement Dentsply Sirona
Leanne Fowler Committee Member Sales & Marketing Director NYS
Jason Hart Committee Member Strategic Sourcing Manager, EU HQ, UK & Ireland Amgen
Andrius Remeikis Committee Member Director Corporate Sales, Europe Choice Hotels International
Véra Strezyk Committee Member Travel & MICE Buyer CHANEL |Indirect Procurement Department
Minna Torppa Committee Member Travel Manager Ministry of Defence Finland
Sarah White Committee Member Director, Global Hospitality Travelport