Sustainability & Responsibility Committee

GBTA’s Sustainability & Responsibility Committee provides leadership and resources to help balance the social, economic and environmental impact of members’ business travel programs.

  • Develop resources and educational tools  to help GBTA members integrate sustainability into their travel management programs that adds value to the bottom line
  • Serves as consultants to the GBTA and its members to communicate and promote sustainable business travel management strategies and best practices
  • Act as conduit to provide feedback gathered from specific member or market surveys in order to develop ongoing sustainability programs for the GBTA and its membership

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.

Sustainability Committee Application
Europe Sustainability Committee Application


Kathy Jackson
Executive Vice President
BCD Travel


Irene Bancroft
Committee Member
Travel Specialist, Meetings, Events & Travel
CSAA Insurance Group

Aurora Dawn Benton
Committee Member
Founder/Sustainability Consultant
Astrapto, LLC

Geneva Hall-Shelton
Committee Member
Corporate Responsibility. Sustainable Communities

Sudarshan Jagannathan
Committee Member
Director, Sales and Adoption

Daryl Keiper
Committee Member
Senior Manager, Travel

Katie Mak
Committee Member
Global Card Manager

Aaron Robinson
Committee Member
Sr. Manager- Environmental Strategy & Sustainability
United Airlines

Chuck Welek
Committee Member
Strategic Sales Manager
Enterprise Holdings

Lisa Young
Committee Member
Corporate Travel Manager
Yum! Brands

Stephanie Zhu
Committee Member
Manager, Climate Change Strategy
Delta Air Lines