To educate and collaborate with GBTA membership on the importance of integrating travel risk management into their global travel and meetings programs.

  • Collect, maintain, and disseminate data and information pertaining to travel risk management.
  • Collaborate and support GBTA membership and our global committees.
  • Provide resources, guidance and expertise to facilitate the creation and development of travel risk management programs for GBTA membership.
  • Educate and promote best practices in support of the health and safety of travelers.

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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US

Valerie Ferraro
Chair
Manager, Program Operations
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Wendy Stachowiak
Vice Chair
Group Vice President
Global Travel Industry International SOS

Lindsay Balram
Member
Associate Director, Global T&E
Alkermes, Inc.

Kathy Bedell
Member
Senior Vice President
BCD Travel

Kevin Coffey
Member
Travel and Risk Consultant
kevincoffey.com

Benjamin Coleman
Member
Head of Global Security Meta

Craig Collins
Member
Vice President, Client Services
CIBTvisas

Christine Connolley
Member
Global Crisis Manager
BCD Travel

Sahara Rose DeVore
Member
Travel Coach Sahara Rose Travels

Mary Ellen Gornick
Member
Senior Strategy Advisor
Workplace Options

Tamara Mahkovec
Member
VP, Account Management
Safe Harbors Business Travel

Bruce McIndoe
Member
President & Founder
McIndoe Risk Advisory LLC

Mary Taylor
Member
Travel Risk Specialist
Taylor Travel Consulting

Frank Scalia
Member
Vice President-Head of National Sales, Accident and Health Division
CHUBB

Greg White
Member
Sr. Manager, Global Security
Trane Technologies



EMEA

Nick Hymans
Chair
Director, COO Chief Security Office
Deutsche Bank

Jorge Mesa
Co-Chair
Director, Global Crisis Management
BCD Travel

Mohammed Halawi
Member
Global Travel Director
Firmenich

Sally Llewellyn
Member
Regional Security Director
EMEA International SOS

Gian Rico Luzzi
Member
Associate Director, Regional Protective Services
Accenture

Dr Katherine O’Reilly
Member
Medical Director Medical Information & Analysis International SOS

Russell Price
Member
Chairman
Continuity Forum

Suzanne Sangiovese
Member
Director of Commercial & Communications
Riskline

Michelle St-Cyr
Member
Travel Manager – Canada
Enercon GmbH

Canada

Kate King
Chair
Account Manager
International SOS

David Batey
Member
Director, Global Travel & Risk Management
Focus One Group International

Chris Palmieri
Member
Senior Director, Strategic Development
FocusPoint International

Laura Tolosa Franceshini
Member
Vice President Global Procurement
Morningstar Research, Inc. (Canada)

Jack Nestor
Member
Sales Manager
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

Ryan Uherek
Member
Manager, Procurement, Travel
Manulife Financial