The Chapter Presidents Council (CPC) represents the unified local chapters of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and is the principal liaison between local chapters and GBTA. The CPC’s membership includes:

  • Leaders of each of the GBTA’s chapters
  • The President of the council sits on the GBTA Board of Directors

The CPC coordinates efforts between GBTA and our network of chapters, provides education and professional development to chapter leaders and guides GBTA’s chapters in their initiatives and programs.

CPC Leadership

Ronda Dean

CPC President

US Travel Manager
F5 Inc.

Carmen Smith, GLP

CPC Vice-President

Manager, Global Travel and Expense Services

Abbey Withrow


Market Director of Sales and Marketing
White Lodging

Chapter Presidents

Mary Thompson

Arizona Chapter President

Senior VP, Global Sales
Vitesse Worldwide

Danna Lacy

Austin Chapter President

Regional Director of Sales
Sonesta Hotels International

Heather Parodi

Bay Area Chapter President

Sr. Global Travel and Meeting Manager
Ross Stores, Inc.

Darren L’Appanna

Central and North Florida Chapter President

Manager, Air Service & Business Development
Orlando International Airport

Jeff Burba

Chicago Chapter President

Travel & Expense Manager
West Monroe

Aileen Moriarty

Connecticut Westchester Chapter President

Sales Manager
United Airlines

Cindy Lewis

Dallas Fort Worth Chapter President

VP, Regional Sales
Corporate Spending Innovations

Isabella Rusike

Georgia Chapter President

Program Logistics, Learning and Development
EMC Meetings & Events

Carmen Smith, GLP

Greater DC Metro Chapter President

Manager, Global Travel & Expense Services

Shawnda Witterstaetter

Kansas City Chapter President

Global Travel Category Manager
Dentsply Sirona

Jeremy Diederich

Las Vegas Chapter President

Vice President, Travel Management / Operations
Caesars Entertainment, Inc.

Rafael Grullon

Los Angeles Chapter President

Director, Account Management
Protravel Inc.

Amy Hunke, GTP

Michigan Chapter President

Global Travel & Meetings Manager

Scott Harmon

Mid-South Chapter President

Corporate Sales Manager
Central Station Hotel

Lindsay Balram

New England  Chapter President

Associate Director, Global T&E
Alkermes, Inc.

Zorian Ricks

New Jersey Chapter President

Business Development Manager

Kelly Ferrigno

New York City Chapter President

National Account Manager
United Airlines

Shalini (Shals) Iyer

North Carolina Chapter President

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Kari Bigot

North Central Chapter President

Vice President Passenger Sales – Americas
Chapman Freeborn Airchartering

Renee Huff

Ohio Valley Chapter President

Senior Global Program Director

Joey Allen

Oklahoma Chapter President

Kings Worldwide Transportation

Nathan Carlson

Oregon Chapter President

Sales Executive
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

Amanda Mahan

Philadelphia Chapter President

Senior National Account Manager
Southwest Airlines

Michelle Amos

Puget Sound Chapter President

Global Travel Manager

Megin Dressel, CTE, CCTE, GTP

Rocky Mountain Chapter President

Travel Manager

Sarah Eury

San Antonio Chapter President

Director, Subcontracts Services
Southwest Research Institute

Christine Lardizabal, CCTE, GTP

San Diego Chapter President

Travel Specialist

Michele Wilson, GTP

Silicon Valley Chapter President

Sr. Regional Account Executive – Corporate Travel Account Manager
Hunter World Travel

Dan Saucier

South Florida Chapter President

Director, Sales & Partnerships

Becky Schlereth

St. Louis Chapter President

Human Resources Manager, Global Mobility, Travel and Expense

Mindy Owen

Tampa Bay Chapter President

Travel and Expense Manager

Sabrina Kronk

Tennessee Chapter President

Travel Manager
Vanderbilt University

Trish Earles

Texas Chapter President

Director, Business Solutions
American Express

Terri Moreno

Upstate New York Chapter President

Manager of Travel and Expense
Aspen Dental Management, Inc.

Peter Nardelli

Utah Chapter President

Senior Account Manager, Enterprise Holdings

Samantha Bean, GTP, GLP

Virginia Chapter President

Vice President of Sales
LTD Hospitality Group

Alyssa Totoraitis

Wisconsin Chapter President

Regional Travel Manager
Universities of Wisconsin

Angela Swoveland

Staff Liaison

Manager, Volunteer Relations and Strategy