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, Admininstration
Getty Conservation Institute

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

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
Sr. Director, Account Management
CIBTvisas

Sahara Rose DeVore
Member
Travel Coach
Sahara Rose Travels

Julia Keim
Member
CLEAResult
Senior Buyer

Tamara Mahkovec
Member
VP, Account Management
Safe Harbors Business Travel

Bruce McIndoe
Member
President & Founder
Communications & Systems Specialists, Inc.

Natasha Reoutt
Member
Vice President
Chubb

Catherine Rigby
Member
Program Manager, Travel Risk and Safety
CFA Institute

Mary Taylor
Member
Travel Risk Specialist
Taylor Travel Consulting

Jan Uecker
Member
Global Travel Services Manager
UL LLC

Europe

Nick Hymans
Chair
Director
Operations and Travel Security

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

Xavier Carn
Member
Regional Security Director, Europe, International SOS and Control Risks

Mohammed Halawi
Member
Management Director
Global Travel and Journey Risk

Sally Llewellyn
Member
Regional Security Director
EMEA International SOS

Rico Luzzi
Member
Senior Manager Physical Security EMEA VMWare

Jens Näsström
Member
Content Director Safeture

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

Russell Price
Member
Chairman
Continuity Forum

Emanuele Scansani
Member
Director of Partnerships and Strategic
Relations

Canada

Kate King
Chair
Account Manager
International SOS

Suzanne Sangiovese
Vice Chair
Commercial & Communications Director
Riskline

Laura Franceschini
Member
VP Global Procurement
DBRS -Morningstar

Jake Jonassohn
Member
Director, Business Development
Encore Travel

Chris Lewis
Member
VP Business Development
Amex GBT

Joshua Schildroth
Member
Director of Sales
Best Western

Michelle St-Cyr
Member
Travel Manager – Canada
Enercon Canada Inc