To promote global awareness of the many issues facing travelers and coworkers in the workplace, or while traveling, attending meetings, or handling travel needs.

The committee provides the resources, education, and support to enable the travel industry to embrace and drive diversity, equity, and inclusion within organizations.

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  • Collect, maintain, and disseminate data and information pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion within organizations.
  • Collaborate and support GBTA membership and our global committees.
  • Provide resources, guidance, and expertise to facilitate the creation and development of diversity, equity, and inclusion programs for the GBTA membership.
  • Educate and promote best practices in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Application

Leadership

Linda Bekoe
Chair

CEO
About Partners
United Kingdom

Teresa Rolack
Vice Chair

Senior Account Manager
FCM Travel
United States

Members

J. Grant Caplan
Committee Member

President
Procurigence
United States

Cristina Chimenti
Committee Member

Head of Travel
Sky
United Kingdom

Bindu Dominic
Committee Member

Senior Manager Global Travel, Meetings, Events and Payment Ops
Haleon Indian Pyt Ltd (GSK Consumer Healthcare)
India

Brittany Duhon
Committee Member

Director of Business Travel Sales
The Adolphus Hotel
United States

Alex Ferdinand
Committee Member

Managing Director, Worldwide Sales, Global Business Travel & Affinity Partnerships
BWH | Hotel Group
Canada

Shelley Fletcher-Bryant
Committee Member

Vice President, Sales & Client Relationship Management
Advito
United Kingdom

Stephen Gheerow
Committee Member

Sr. Manager, Global Travel
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
United States

Elizabeth Johnson
Committee Member

Head, Travel
African Export-Import Bank
Egypt

Kimberly Johnson
Committee Member

Manager, Global Travel Operations & Corporate Aviation
Salesforce
United States

Rick W. Louie
Committee Member

Procurement Manager
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
United States

Chris Maguire
Committee Member

Global Sales & Mobility Solutions
SpotHero
United States

Ijeoma A. Okoli
Committee Member

Director – Corporate Cards, Travel & Expense CoE
Baker Hughes
United States

Nidia Quintero
Committee Member

Global Travel Operations
HP
Latin America

Jessica Sharpe
Committee Member

Global Sales Director
CAP Worldwide Serviced Apartments
United Kingdom

Andrew Slaiby
Committee Member

Senior Manager, Travel
RTX
United States