The Direct Member of the Year Award is presented annually during the GBTA Convention, recognizing a direct (buyer) member who demonstrates unwavering dedication and considerable success in advancing both GBTA and the travel management profession.
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: Benjamin Park
Executive Director Travel & Sustainability
Paraxel International GmbH
2022: Holly McTague
Senior Manager, North America Travel
2021: Carol Fergus
Director, Global Travel, Events & Ground Transportation
2020: Mark Cuschieri
Executive Director for Global Travel
2019: Trish Earles
Senior Global Manager, T&E Corporate Care
2018: Stephen Gheerow
Travel Services Manager
2018: Connie Smith
Manager of Global Services
2017: Erin Wilk
Global Travel Safety & Security Manager
We are continuing to compile our previous recipients, please check back for updates! Are you a past recipient? Let us know here!