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

Carol Fergus
Chair

Global Travel Manager
Fidelity International
United Kingdom

Alex Ferdinand
Vice Chair

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

Members

Claire Barrie
Committee Member

VP Sales
Synergy Global Housing
United Kingdom

Linda Bekoe
Committee Member

CEO
About Partners
United Kingdom

Jill Brady
Committee Member

VP, Supplier Manager
Bank of America
United States

J. Grant Caplan
Committee Member

President
Procurigence
United States

Robyn Christie
Committee Member

South Africa

Shawn Cole
Committee Member

VP Global Sales
Delta Air Lines
United States

Stephen Gheerow
Committee Member

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

Pauline Houston
Committee Member

Vice President-Business Dev.
SilverDoor Apartments
United Kingdom

Rick Louie
Committee Member

Manager, District Procurement Services
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
United States

Chris Maguire
Committee Member

Director of Business Development
TripBAM
United States

Micah Nerio
Committee Member

Vice President
Morgan Stanley
United States

Jon Purpura
Committee Member

Director-Global Accounts
United Airlines
United States

Nidia Quintero
Committee Member

Global Travel Operations
HP
Latin America

Teresa Rolack
Committee Member

Travel Manager
Peloton Interactive
United States

Nick Spanoudis
Committee Member

Category Manager, Services
Amazon
United States

Emma Wilson
Committee Member

VP Global Marketing
Sabre
United Kingdom