Risk Committee

To educate and collaborate with GBTA membership on the importance of integrating travel risk management into their global travel and meetings programs.

  • Collect, maintain, and disseminate data and information pertaining to travel risk management. 
  • Collaborate and support GBTA membership and our global committees. 
  • Provide resources, guidance and expertise to facilitate the creation and development of travel risk management programs for GBTA membership. 
  • Educate and promote best practices in support of the health and safety of travelers.

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

Valerie Ferraro
Chair
Manager, Administration
Getty Conservation Institute


Wendy Stachowiak
Vice-Chair
Group Vice President, Global Travel Industry
International SOS


Members

Kathy Bedell
Committee Member
Senior Vice President
BCD Travel


Craig Collins
Committee Member
Sr. Director, Account Management
CIBTvisas


Sahara Rose DeVore
Committee Member
Travel Coach
Sahara Rose Travels


Rachelle Grant
Committee Member
Director, Meetings & Travel
AFL-CIO


Ray M. Greeve, CCTE
Committee Member
Vice President
New York Life Insurance


Anna Hawkins
Committee Member
Director, Travel and Logistics Division
CRDF Global


Marnette Hays, GTP
Committee Member
Travel Manager
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


Julia Keim
Committee Member
Procurement Manager – Corporate Travel & Expense
CLEAResult


Bruce McIndoe
Committee Member
President & Founder
WorldAware


Tracey Presslor
Committee Member
Director of Travel Services
Leggett & Platt, Inc.


Natasha Reoutt
Committee Member
Vice President
Chubb


Catherine F. Rigby, CCTE, GTP
Committee Member
Program Manager, Travel Risk and Safety
CFA Institute


Emaniele  Scansani
Committee Member
Director of Partnerships and Strategic Relations
RiskLine


Mary Taylor
Committee Member
Travel Risk Specialist
Taylor Travel Consulting


Yukari Tortorich
Committee Member
Vice President, Global Travel Services
Discovery, Inc.


Jan E. Uecker, GTP
Committee Member
Global Travel Services Manager
UL LLC


 

Europe Risk Committee

Leadership

Jafles Pacheco
Chair
Global Category Leader Travel
Oerlikon


Jorge Mesa
Co-Chair
Director Global Crisis Management
BCD Travel


Members

Xavier Carn
Committee Member
Regional Security Director, Europe
International SOS and Control Risks


Nicholas Hymans
Committee Member
Director, Chief Security Office
Deutsche Bank


Carolyn Pearson
Committee Member
CEO
maiden-voyage.com Ltd


William Sandover
Committee Member
International Affairs Advisor
Cathay Pacific


Catherine Logan
Europe GBTA Staff Delegate
Regional Vice President - EMEA
GBTA