Sports, Media and Entertainment Committee

The Sports, Media and Entertainment Committee’s mission is to find common solutions to the unique challenges facing business travel professionals in these dynamic fields. Additionally, the Sports, Media and Entertainment Committee seeks to educate and inform GBTA membership on best practices that may be applicable to travel professionals outside these fields.

  • Establish business travel benchmarks and best practices for the Sports, Media and Entertainment industries
  • Serve as a resource for GBTA members, the Sports, Media and Entertainment business travel community and business partners seeking information about the unique challenges and needs of these segments
  • Serve as the voice for the Sports, Media and Entertainment sector of the business travel industry

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.

Sports, Media and Entertainment Committee Application

Leadership

Francine Sommers
Chair
Coordinator, Risk Management and Travel
Cleveland Indians


Rebecca Cortese
Vice-Chair
Director, Entertainment Accounts
Hilton


Members

Kristin Abrams
Committee Member
Global Sales Director
Hyatt Hotels


Greg Bell
Committee Member
Business Development
Airbnb


Tony Bonanno
Committee Member
Global Account Director, Corporate Accounts, Global Sales Organization
Marriott


Kerry Cosover
Committee Member
Senior Travel Manager
NFL Players Association


Andrew Honsey
Committee Member
General Manager, Global Sales
Delta Air Lines


Mark Joshua
Committee Member
Manager, Sales
American Airlines


Rheami Littleton
Committee Member
Global Travel & Expense Management
Disney Financial Services, LLC


Stacy Martin
Committee Member
Senior Associate Commissioner
The American Athletic Conference


Darla Montalto
Committee Member
Corporate Travel Manager
Major League Baseball


Ndue Palushi
Committee Member
Manager, Administration
NFL


Melissa Piening
Committee Member
Director, Meetings and Events
NCAA


Sharon Pierce
Committee Member
Managing Director-Sales
UAL-United Airlines


Greg Raiff
Committee Member
CEO
Private Jet Services


Angela Robinson
Committee Member
CFO
Ole Miss Athletics


Hal Rudy
Committee Member
Vice President, Travel Services
ViacomCBS


John Saunders
Committee Member
Executive Director, Travel Services
21st Century Fox


Gary Stevenson
Committee Member
Director, Travel Services
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc


Amy Thiessen
Committee Member
Manager, Corporate Travel Services
AEG


Alex Townsend-Mitchell
Committee Member
Vice President, Club Business & Analytics
National Hockey League


Pamela Witherspoon, CCTE, CTC
Committee Member
VP & Global Head of Travel
Universal Music Group