The U.S. Legislative Advisory Council promotes the interests of the business traveler and their organizations through advocacy on legislative issues and other government relations initiatives designed to maintain a transparent, competitive and frictionless business travel community that minimizes adverse impacts to business travel.

The mission of the U.S. Legislative Advisory Council is to review, research, and make recommendations on legislation and policies that impact the business travel community and to help determine GBTA’s legislative action.

GBTA advocates across the globe for policies that better the business travel industry.

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  • Champion Rules of the Road for Optimizing Business Travel
  • To inform the GBTA Board, committee chairs, and members of legislative priorities
  • To educate and communicate legislative initiatives throughout our membership
  • To act on all legislative policies deemed appropriate by the Executive Director & COO or the GBTA Board


Tricia Alsup

Travel Manager
Dollar General

Matt Assolin
Vice Chair

Vice President
RMA Worldwide Chauffeured Services


Susan Altman
Chief Sale Officer

Ronni Anderson
Director of Sales & Marketing
Tempo by Hilton

Sam Bean
Corporate Director, Sales Development
LTD Hospitality Group

Mark Champagne
Sr. Business Development Manager

Shane Downey
Vice President, Government Relations

Bobbi Huber
Global Account Manager
Cornerstone Information Systems

Max Izmaylov
Director Global Sales
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Christle Johnson, CCTE, GLP, GTP
Vice President, Travel & Business Services
Johnson Downie LLC

Jack Lever
Global Travel Manager
Capital One

Rebeca Palatka
Global Travel & Expense Manager
BDP International, Inc.

Scott Phillips
Director of Sales and Marketing
Moxy Hotel Nashville

Ray Rackham
Senior Vice President: Thought Leadership, Advocacy and Public Policy
Newland Chase – a CIBT Company

K. Edward Raleigh

Kristen Reeves
Global Commodity Manager, Travel, Meetings and Events, Corp Cards
MKS Instruments

Becky Schlereth
Travel Manager
Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company

Sally Wearing
Travel Manager
SCL Health System

Michele Wilson
Sr. Regional Account Executive
Hunter World Travel