The Aviation Committee serves as a source of information and education regarding business travel issues within the aviation industry.

  • Develop educational forums that present issues and promote industry dialogue
  • Identify, monitor, and communicate issues that affect business air travel
  • Provide informational tools to GBTA members, GBTA committees, and the broader corporate travel community for understanding and addressing aviation industry developments

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.

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Phil Crofton

Senior Director, GPO
BCD Travel

Michelle Kramer

Vice President, Operations & Client Services
Solutions Travel

Chris Flynn

Vice President – Procurement
Revantage Corporate Services


Kim Ahearn
Director, Global Strategic Partnerships
United Airlines

Kara Brayton
Committee Member

Global Travel Manager
DRW Holdings

Susan Bruzan
Committee Member

Associate Manager, Travel and Fleet Services

Steven Conn, GLP
Committee Member

Enterprise Sales Manager
Delta Air Lines

Shannon Crouse
Committee Member
Sr. Manager, Global Travel Operations

Diana Edens
Committee Member

Sr. Category Manager
ExxonMobil Global Services Company

Paula Finn
Committee Member

Director, Associate Travel, Meetings & Events and Conference Services

Katharyn Houke-Smith
Committee Member

Global Head of Travel

Jill Huffman
Committee Member

Global Security Travel Manager
Cardinal Health

Colleen Kearney
Committee Member

Associate Director-Corporate Travel
Raytheon Technologies

Sam Keene
Committee Member

Sr Vice President, Business Development
Covington Travel

Anna Kershaw
Committee Member

Sourcing Manager Americas
UCB Pharma

Jason Kramer
Committee Member

VP, Air Solutions

Susan Levitte
Committee Member

Marketing and Communications Manager
Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport

Jan Overstreet
Committee Member

Manager-Enterprise Travel Program
Unum Group

Kim Parker
Committee Member

Senior Manager, Global Accounts
Southwest Airlines

Matthew Patterson
Committee Member

Senior Director, Client Management

Ray Pazerekas
Committee Member

Sr. Director, Global Partnership Strategy
SAP Concur

Mauro Ruggiero
Committee Member

Director Global Travel Management

Carol Schrager
Committee Member

Global Travel Manager
T. Rowe Price

Lucy Solt
Committee Member

Strategic Sourcing Manager
Corning Incorporated

Europe Aviation Committee


Anne Haugland

Global Agreements Manager, Corporate Travel
Royal Dutch Shell

Calum Hawley
Vice Chair

Global Travel Manager
Endeavour Mining


Olivier Benoit
Committee Member

Principal & SVP

Rüdiger Bruss
Committee Member

Global Category Manager

Gehan Colliander
Committee Member

Head of Global Travel
The Boston Consulting Group

Karolien De Hertogh
Committee Member

Director UK & Ireland
United Airlines

Aurélie Duprez
Committee Member

Founding Partner
Areka Consulting

Daniel Hayward
Committee Member

Senior Travel Executive
British International Investment plc

Jörg Martin
Committee Member

Managing Director
CTC Corporate Travel Consulting

Dean Mitchell
Committee Member

Head of Supplier Relations

Carine Morin
Committee Member

Regional Travel Manager, EMEA

Kaj Genas
Committee Member

Director, Global Sales

Evelyn Hamilton
Commitee Member

Global Bid Manager