The Sports, Media and Entertainment Committee’s mission is to find common solutions to the unique challenges facing business travel professionals in these dynamic fields. Additionally, the Sports, Media and Entertainment Committee seeks to educate and inform GBTA membership on best practices that may be applicable to travel professionals outside these fields.

  • Establish business travel benchmarks and best practices for the Sports, Media and Entertainment industries
  • Serve as a resource for GBTA members, the Sports, Media and Entertainment business travel community and business partners seeking information about the unique challenges and needs of these segments
  • Serve as the voice for the Sports, Media and Entertainment sector of the business travel industry

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.

Sports, Media and Entertainment Committee Application

Leadership

Kerry Cosover
Chair

Director, Events and Travel
NFL Players Association

Tony Bonanno
Vice Chair

Global Account Director, Corporate Accounts, Global Sales Organization
Marriott

Members

Kristin Abrams
Committee Member

Global Sales Director
Hyatt Hotels

Greg Bell
Committee Member

Senior Partner Manager, Olympics and Paralympics, Los Angeles
Airbnb

Rebecca Cortese
Committee Member

Director, Entertainment Accounts
Hilton

Shanna Greg
Committee Member

NASCAR

Andrew Honsey
Committee Member

General Manager, Global Sales
Delta Air Lines

Stacy Martin
Committee Member

Senior Associate Commissioner
The American Athletic Conference

Darla Montalto
Committee Member

Director, Travel Services
Major League Baseball

Ndue Palushi
Committee Member

Manager, Administration
NFL

Melissa Piening
Committee Member

Director, Meetings and Events
NCAA

Sharon Pierce
Committee Member

Managing Director-Sales
UAL-United Airlines

Greg Raiff
Committee Member

CEO
Private Jet Services

Angela Robinson
Committee Member

CFO
Ole Miss Athletics

John Saunders
Committee Member

Executive Director, Travel Services
21st Century Fox

Henry Saur
Committee Member

Enterprise

Francine Sommers
Committee Member

Coordinator, Risk & Travel Management
Cleveland Guardians Baseball

Gary Stevenson
Committee Member

Director, Travel Services
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc

Amy Thiessen
Committee Member

Director, Travel Services
AEG