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The Allied Member of the Year Award is presented annually during the GBTA Convention, recognizing an Allied (supplier) member whose dedication, enthusiasm and hard work have generated significant benefits for our Association and for the business travel industry. 

Demonstrated leadership in the business travel industry
Proven ability to think boldly and creatively about new approaches, and implement their vision in a meaningful and impactful manner.

Join us in recognizing our dedicated member recipients!

2023: Samanta Bean

Corporate Director, Sales Development
LTD Hospitality Group

2022:  Hank Benedetti

Global Head of Corporate Sales
American Airlines

2021: Gary Murakami

Vice President of Sales and Industry Relations
Teneo Hospitality Group

2020: Reggie Aggarwal


2019: Donald Moore

Senior Vice President, Business Rental Sales and International Tour
Enterprise Holdings

2018: Dorothy Dowling

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Best Western® Hotels & Resorts

2017: Doug Anderson

Chief Executive Office
American Express Global Business Travel

2016: Bob Somers

Senior Vice President – Global Sales
Delta Air Lines


We are continuing to compile our previous recipients, please check back for updates!   Are you a past recipient?  Let us know here!