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September 19, 2022

Allied Leadership Council Elects Two New Officers

The GBTA Allied Leadership Council (ALC) held a special election last week to fill two vacant seats. The ALC is made up of GBTA’s Allied Members representing all sectors of travel, including a diverse group of individuals and companies. By acting as a voice for the Allied community within GBTA, the ALC also works to assure a strong marketplace by addressing common issues facing the travel industry.

GBTA and the ALC would like to welcome the election winners in their new roles:

  • ALC President and Board member: Tammy Routh, Senior Vice President, Global Sales Organization, Marriott International
  • ALC Vice President: Beth Kinerk, Senior Vice President, Sales – The Americas, Avis Budget Group

The terms of office for the President and Vice President are a one-year vacancy term, effective immediately. The President of the ALC also serves on the GBTA Board of Directors, in addition to their role on the ALC.

The President and subsequent Board seat were previously held by Dorothy Dowling and became available following her recently announced departure. The Vice President seat became available when Routh, who currently held the role, chose to run for ALC President.

Under the GBTA bylaws, the 23 current members of the ALC voted to select the new officers. Voting concluded on Friday, September 16. GBTA congratulates and welcomes Tammy and Beth in their new roles.


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