GBTA’s Accommodations Committee’s Mission is to provide strategic direction and best practices on business travel issues that are unique to the hotel and lodging industry. The committee provides leadership to GBTA members and the global business travel community through educational opportunities, resources, strategic direction and universal standards for international hotel and lodging professionals, as it relates to the hotel industry.

  • To improve the understanding and professional relationships, understanding, relationships and booking procedures between corporate travel managers, procurement professionals, business travelers, and related hotel industry suppliers
  • To engage spearhead and participate  in projects that will assist GBTA members in developing, implementing, and marketing corporate hotel programs
  • To act as a resource for GBTA members seeking information on the hotel industry; publish hotel committee standard documents and research material
  • To provide strategic direction to streamline contracting, communication, and other process efficiencies

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.

Accommodations Committee Application
Europe Accommodations Committee Application

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Leadership

Steven Van Overmeiren
Chair
Associate Director, Global Travel Services
Baker McKenzie

Michael Laumanns
Vice-Chair
Executive Director, Business Travel
Accor

Members

John Berkley
Committee Member
EVP & Chief Sales Officer
TripBam

Christiane Cabot-Bibni
Committee Member
Executive Director, Business Travel Sales
Hilton

Lukasz Dabrowski
Committee Member
SVP Global Supplier Relations
HRS

Iggy Fisher
Committee Member
Assistant Vice President, Membership & Sales
Club Quarters International

Neil Hammond
Committee Member
Partner-Director of Hotel and Air Sourcing
Gold Spring Consulting

Andrew Herman
Committee Member
Senior Manager Roomit Solutions

Christina Hutchinson
Committee Member
Travel and Expense Manager
Veterinary Emergency Group

Annette Maag
Committee Member
Global Hotel Lead
IBM

Chris Massucci
Committee Member
Global Account Director
Marriott International

Holly McTague
Committee Member
Senior Manager, North America Travel
Haliburton

Anna Price
Committee Member
Global Corporate Procurement
Amazon

Carmen Smith
Committee Member
Sr. Manager-Travel & Events
ICF

Travis Steed
Committee Member
Travel Service Consultant
Anthem Inc.

Brian Sullivan
Committee Member
Senior Director, Product Development
Cvent

Cynthia Taylor-Link
Committee Member
Corporate Director, Events
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Adam Turetsky
Committee Member
Global Hotel & Meetings Category Strategist
HP Inc.

Europe Accommodations Committee

Leadership

Emma Lamb
Chair
Global Security Travel Coordinator
Milestone @ Facebook

Juliet Howie
Co-Chair
VP Global Enterprise Sales
RESIDE Worldwide, Inc.

Members

Cécile Béréhouc
Committee Member
Executive Director Business Travel
Accor Hotels

Peter Grover
Committee Member
Managing Director – Europe
TRIPBAM

Roberta Lorizzo
Committee Member
Global Travel and Expense Manager SCOR SE

Anouar Mrissa
Committee Member
Team Leader – Sales
ehotel AG

Jake Seage
Committee Member
Senior Corporate Sales Manager
STAY Worldwide Ltd

Samantha Van Leeuwen Committee Member
Head of Hotels & Venues
PWC