GBTA’s Meetings & Events Committee provides meetings management guidance, education, and innovation to GBTA members.

  • Serve as the preeminent source of knowledge, resources and strategy on the state of meetings management for the global business travel industry.
  • Develop and maintain educational materials around the fundamentals and best practices of meetings management.
  • Produce, share, and disseminate high-quality content on emerging trends in meetings management with GBTA members.

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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Deborah Borak, CMM, SMMC

Vice President/Team Director
Conference Direct

Anthony Paola, CMP
Vice Chair

Managing Director, Meetings & Events Management
Travel Leaders Corporate


Jamie Coffey
Committee Member

Associate Director I Supply Chain Services I Travel Meetings & Events
Ernst & Young, LLP

Brenda Crocker-Pierce
Committee Member

GE SmartMeetings-Senior Manager

Brenda Davis
Committee Member

Americas Travel Manager
International SOS

Kaaren Hamilton
Committee Member

VP Global Sales

Katie Hollien
Committee Member

Corporate Travel, Meetings & Events Manager

David O’Donohue
Committee Member

VP, Brand Engagement
Groups 360

Shawn Parker
Committee Member

Executive Director, Corporate Group Sales Hilton

Shauna Whitehead
Committee Member

VP, Global Account Management
BCD Meetings & Events

Europe Meetings & Events Committee


Alastair Cotton

Senior Manager, Meetings Management CoE

Henrietta Balint

Radius Travel


Leanne Fowler
Committee Member

Director of Account Management

Balazs Gulyas
Committee Member

Global Hotel and Car Rental Projects Lead
IBM Transformation & Operations

Jason Hart
Committee Member

Strategic Sourcing Manager, EU HQ, UK & Ireland, Amgen

Dan Humby
Committee Member

Vice President, Sales – Europe

Aurelie Krau
Committee Member

Head of Customer Experience Hubli

Jennifer Pape
Committee Member

Global Meetings and Events Shell

Larissa Steinbäcker
Committee Member

Véra Strezyk
Committee Member
Indirect Procurement Department