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

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

Mary Ellen Gornick
Member
Senior Strategy Advisor
Workplace Options

Tamara Mahkovec
Member
VP, Account Management
Safe Harbors Business Travel

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

Mary Taylor
Member
Travel Risk Specialist
Taylor Travel Consulting



EMEA

Nick Hymans
Chair
Director, Operations and Travel Security Deutsche Bank

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

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

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

Russell Price
Member
Chairman Continuity Forum

Suzanne Sangiovese
Vice Chair
Commercial & Communications Director
Riskline

Michelle St-Cyr
Member
Travel Manager – Canada
Enercon GmbH






Canada

Kate King
Chair
Account Manager
International SOS

Laura Franceschini
Member
VP Global Procurement
DBRS -Morningstar

Jake Jonassohn
Member
Director, Business Development
Encore Travel

Chris Lewis
Member
VP Business Development
Amex GBT