Volunteers - Global Business Travel Association - GBTA

GBTA knows that volunteers are the lifeblood of our association and that our successes are in part to the commitment and dedication they put into GBTA’s programs and initiatives.  Their contribution of time, expertise, and service to the organization is a real asset to the business travel industry and the GBTA community. 


Volunteer for GBTA and Make an Impact

Join 1,000+ GBTA volunteers for the opportunity to advance your career, to network with global travel professionals and to give back to the business travel industry! Become a GBTA volunteer and you could earn GTP® Recertification credits, advise and shape the business travel industry and members on the latest trends, developments and best practices and much more!

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Create meaningful connections and relationships with others in the business travel industry and share best practices.


Gain recognition and showcase the value of both you and your employer’s industry expertise.


Build upon your personal and professional development by expanding your industry knowledge and skillsets


Leverage your knowledge for the continued success and expansion of the business travel industry


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Volunteer of the Month

The Global Business Travel Association has so many professionals who give back by volunteering their time throughout the year. Every level of our organization is shaped or guided by members who volunteer their time in areas such as committees, chapters, events, task forces, and leadership. Through sharing their expertise and knowledge in their service to GBTA, our volunteers work tirelessly in their efforts to advance the business travel industry. GBTA appreciates their dedication to the organization and the profession, so each month, we highlight one Direct/Indirect member volunteer and one Allied member volunteer who has gone above and beyond in their service to make a meaningful impact on the business travel industry and GBTA community.

Want to recognize someone as an outstanding GBTA volunteer? Complete this nomination form

November/December 2019

In light of the holidays we want to thank all of our volunteers for their hard work in 2019. The work that you do on behalf of the Association matters and we appreciate the time spent and efforts. Happy Holidays!

October 2019


Daisy Francisco, GTP, CTM, CTC
Global Travel Manager at Husky Injection Molding Systems

“Volunteering is a great opportunity to learn and connect to people. It is not about getting recognized but it’s more about your desire to help, share and contribute.”


William Sandover
International Affairs Advisor,
Cathay Pacific

“Why do I volunteer? Because sharing ideas, experience, best practice helps everyone, and the volunteer process brings together real experts who represent their particular different perspectives.”

September 2019


Gregory B. Cobban
Senior Specialist Aviation Dispatch & Administration, Altria Client Services

“As business travel professionals, we get bogged down in our daily activities and don’t even think of what we do; we just do what needs to get done. I am so humbled and honored to volunteer and be part of such a great organization.”


Faiz Mimita
Directeur Commercial, BCD Meetings & Events

“Joining and volunteering for GBTA is being part of a community of passionate experts representing every part of the value chain in Business Travel and MICE industries with three main values: Network, Educate and Inspire”.

August 2019

GBTA Convention 2019 Volunteers

For their incredible efforts, including contribution of time, expertise, and service, GBTA acknowledges and expresses its appreciation for every single GBTA volunteer who helped make GBTA Convention 2019 a success!

July 2019


Bill Amaral
Business Partnership and Travel Manager, State of California, Department of General Services

“My reason for volunteering is to give back. My GBTA membership over the years has enhanced my career through networking opportunities and job specific education. The State of California’s travel program has benefitted and will continue to benefit from my participation in GBTA.”


Christian Rosenbaum
Head of Strategic Vendor & Partner Relations, i:FAO Group GmbH

“I’m passionate about our industry - travel and technology. After 23 years working and networking in the business travel sector, I’m committed to making a difference. This is not only why I work for Amadeus but also why volunteering with GBTA is so important for me. It’s vital that as an industry we build a strong community to make a difference and to shape things together. Volunteering for GBTA is my way to give back all the positive things and experience I had during my career to all GBTA members.”

June 2019


J. Grant Caplan
President- Procurigence

“Volunteering for GBTA is my way to give back to the professional community that gives me such an enjoyable work life advising buyers.  It's like anything - you get out of it exactly as much as you put into it.”


Juliann Pless
SVP, Travel Solutions- CSI Travel

“Volunteering with GBTA has allowed me the opportunity to become more engaged within the travel industry through networking and education. I have learned so much from my peers and fellow GBTA leadership and I look forward to continuing to contribute to the success of GBTA throughout the years.”

May 2019


Gloria Gonzalez, GTP, GMS
Director of Travel and Meetings- Freeman

“I have a strong passion for our industry and volunteering. I am blessed to be able to volunteer with GBTA and others with the same passion.”


Stacey Day
Senior Business Travel Sales Manager - Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre

“Volunteering on the Government Relations Committee affords me the unique opportunity of having my voice heard as we lobby for travel friendly legislation. Volunteering has also allowed me to grow both professionally and personally within an industry that I love. I am honored to be a GBTA volunteer.”

April 2019


Rick Wakida, CCTE, GLP
Global Travel Manager- Informatica

“I have found that volunteering is a way to make a difference, give back to the industry, expand your network, increase your knowledge and help educate others in areas about which you feel passionate.“


Gary Murakami, GTP, GLP, CMP, CMM
Director, Global Sales- MGM Resorts International

“I volunteer with GBTA, as the organization has been an influential part of my professional and personal development over the years, in enhancing and developing my industry knowledge and network. It is important to me to give back to GBTA, which continues to support its members and the industry by articulating the value and importance of corporate travel.”



GBTA’s committees are great way for members to get involved in a particular area of focus or interest. GBTA members serve on committees on a voluntary basis and work to advise GBTA leadership and members on the latest trends, developments and best practices that fall under a committee’s jurisdiction. Our committee members are active and passionate about their interest area.

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GBTA’s chapters are focused on the issues that matter most to the local community. Each local chapter provides unique perspectives and compelling benefits through education, networking and scholarship opportunities. Additionally, local chapters offer their members all the resources, benefits and opportunities of GBTA’s global reach.  

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GBTA relies upon experienced and dedicated business travel industry professionals to guide its strategy and direction to better serve our members at large and the business travel industry as a whole. Our global leadership is comprised of several groups of volunteer and staff leaders whose mission is to ensure the health and growth of the organization.

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