GBTA Leadership

As a global industry organization, GBTA relies upon experienced and dedicated business travel industry professionals to guide its strategy and direction to better serve our members at large and the business travel industry as a whole. Our global leadership is comprised of several groups of volunteer and staff leaders whose mission is to ensure the health and growth of the organization.

GBTA Board of Directors

Mission

GBTA is a member-driven organization. Our Board of Directors is the organization’s governing body comprised of members from throughout the diverse global business travel industry. The Board is responsible for establishing the focus and direction of the association.

Structure

The Board consists of 13 members including President, Vice President, the Immediate Past President, the President and Vice President of the Council of Allied Leadership, the President of the Chapter Presidents’ Council, and five direct members elected at large, and two Allied members elected at large.  The Executive Director & COO serves as an ex-officio member.

The President and the Vice President each serve two-year terms. The Direct At-Large Board Members serve staggered three-year terms. The Allied At-Large Board Members, and the President and Vice President of the Allied Leadership Council and the President of the Chapter Presidents’ Council each serve two-year terms.  

GBTA Executive Board Members

Board of Directors

Bhart A. Sarin, GTP, CPSM
President, GBTA
Director, Procurement Operations, Corporate and North America
Ingredion Incorporated
 

Board of Directors

Denise Truso, CCTE, GTP
Vice President, GBTA
Global Travel Manager
PayPal
 

Board of Directors

Christle Johnson, CCTE, GLP, GTP
Chairperson, GBTA
Vice President Travel & Business
Services
Johnson Downie LLC

Board of Directors

Dorothy Dowling
President, GBTA Allied Leadership Council and Chair, WINiT Strategic Advisory Board
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
BWH|Hotel Group
 

Board of Directors

Alison Taylor
Vice President, GBTA Allied Leadership Council and Executive Board Member
Chief Customer Officer
American Airlines

 

Board of Directors

Tricia Alsup
Executive Board Member, GBTA
Travel Manager
Dollar General
 

Board of Directors

Gloria Gonzalez, CCTE, GTP
Executive Board Member, GBTA
 

Board of Directors

Dave Hilfman
Interim Executive Director, GBTA
 

Board of Directors

Will Pinnell
Executive Board Member, GBTA
Vice President, Product Strategy
BCD Travel

Board of Directors

Steve Sitto
Executive Board Member, GBTA
Sr. Manager, Global Travel and Events
Tesla, Inc.
 

Board of Directors

Erin L. Wilk
Executive Board Member, GBTA
Global Security Travel Safety Manager
Facebook
 

Board of Directors

Rita Visser, GTP
Executive Board Member, GBTA
Director, Global Travel Sourcing and
GPO
Oracle

Board of Directors

Mark Ziegler
President, GBTA Chapter Presidents’ Council and Executive Board Member
Senior Travel Manager, Global Travel Services
NetApp, Inc.

Allied Leadership Council

Mission

GBTA’s Allied Members are a vital conduit for addressing the travel industry’s most pressing issues and assuring that their concerns are addressed by GBTA. The Allied Leadership Council represents GBTA Allied Members by acting as an advocate for the Allied community within GBTA, and to assure that the Allied/GBTA relationship remains strong and productive.

Structure

The Allied Leadership Council president and vice president both sit on the GBTA Board of Directors, and offer input and vote on all issues pertaining to the future direction of GBTA. 

Objectives

  • To serve as the voice of the Allied Membership
  • To increase GBTA Board and Staff awareness of the Allied community and its needs
  • To reinforce the value of Allied membership to business travel suppliers

Allied Leadership Council Members

 

Bhart Sarin

Corporate Procurement
Ingredion Incorporated
President, GBTA

Jake Cefolia

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales
United Airlines
Vice President,
GBTA Allied Leadership Council

Dorothy Dowling

Senior Vice President and
Chief Marketing Officer
BWH | Hotel Group
President, GBTA
Allied Leadership Council
Chair, WINiT Strategic Advisory Board

 

Reggie Aggarwal

Founder & CEO
Cvent

Mark Hollyhead

Chief Operating Officer
Egencia

Beth Kinerk

Senior Vice President
Avis Budget Group, Inc.

 

Robert McDowell

Chief Commercial Officer
Choice Hotels International

Donald Moore

Senior Vice President
Business Rental Sales &
Global Corporate Accounts
Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

Doug Payne, CCTE, GLP, GTP

Senior Vice President – Sales
ALTOUR

 

Will Pinnell

Vice President, Product Strategy
BCD Travel

Michael Qualantone

Executive Vice President
& General Manager
Global Supplier Relations
American Express
Global Business Travel

Tammy Routh

Senior Vice President
Global Sales Organization
Marriott International

 

David Seelinger

Chairman and CEO
EmpireCLS Worldwide
Chauffeured Services

Bob Somers

Senior Vice President – Global Sales
Delta Air Lines

Robert J. Stuart

Executive Vice President
Global Sales
The Hertz Corporation

 

Apply to get involved with the Allied Leadership Council
Allied Leadership Council Application

Staff Leadership

Mission

GBTA Staff leadership develop plans and initiatives to execute the mission of GBTA as defined by the Board of Directors and its members. Staff leaders represent various global regions and specific roles needed to carry out the Board mission.

Objectives

  • To serve GBTA members and fulfill the mission as defined by the GBTA Board of Directors
  • To advocate for the business travel industry with global governmental bodies and with media influences shaping the view of business travel.
  • To provide global business travel member benefits, including: continuing education, career advancement, access to business travel research and tools and industry networking.
  • To grow membership and involvement with the organization, and shape the future of the global business travel industry.

GBTA Staff Leadership

Dave Hilfman
Interim Executive Director
GBTA


Lisa Censullo
Executive Vice President
GBTA


David Porter, CPA
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
GBTA


Amir Bahmani
Vice President, Information Technology
GBTA


Peggy Miller Dolphin
Senior Vice President, Sales – Americas
GBTA


Shane Downey
Vice President, Government and Community Relations
GBTA


Melanie Garrett
Senior Vice President, Sales – EMEA
GBTA


Shantel Goodman
Senior Vice President, Global Marketing & Research
GBTA


Chris Grindler
Vice President, Supplier Marketing & Membership
GBTA


Heather Haley
Senior Vice President, Global Sales Operations
GBTA


Liz Huh, CMP, CAE
Senior Vice President, Global Operations
GBTA


Catherine Logan
Regional Vice President - EMEA
GBTA


Nancy Tudorache, CTE
Regional Vice President - Canada
GBTA


2019 - 2020 WINiT by GBTA Strategic Advisory Board

Mission

WINiT is a network serving as a catalyst to drive positive change for the career mobility of women in the travel-related industries.

WINiT Strategic Advisory Board Members

Dorothy Dowling
Senior Vice President and
Chief Marketing Officer
Best Western® Hotels & Resorts
Vice President, Allied Leadership Council Chair, WINiT Strategic Advisory Board, GBTA

 

Michelle ‘Mick’ Lee
Founder, WINIT forWomen
Managing Director, Global Head of General & Shared Services
BNY Mellon
Vice-Chair, WINiT Strategic Advisory Board, GBTA

 

Dave Hilfman
Interim Executive Director
GBTA

 

Jodi Allen
Executive Vice President and Chief
Marketing Officer, Hertz

 

Lisa Censullo
Executive Vice President
GBTA

 

Mary Ellen George
Head of North America
CTM

Aileen Furlong
Managing Director, Specialty Sales
& New Business Development
United Airlines

Patricia Huska
Chief People Officer
American Express Global Business Travel

Christle Johnson, CCTE, GLP, GTP
Vice President, Travel & Business
Services, Johnson Downie LLC
Chairperson, GBTA

Tara Ketcham
Assistant Vice President Business Development
Enterprise Holdings

Catherine Logan
Regional Vice President - EMEA
GBTA

Beth Kinerk
Senior Vice President
Avis Budget Group, Inc.

Melissa Maher
Senior Vice President
Global Partner Group
Expedia, Inc.

Traci Mercer
Senior Vice President
Global Lodging, Ground and Sea
Sabre Travel Network

Malaika Myers
Chief Human Resources Officer
Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Becca Rabinowitz
Head of SpotHero for Business
SpotHero

Bhart Sarin
Corporate Procurement
Ingredion Incorporated
President, GBTA

Kristen Shovlin
Vice President
Sales Operations and Development
Delta Air Lines

Alison Taylor
SVP Global Sales and Distribution
American Airlines

 

Rita Visser
Director, Global Travel Sourcing & GPO
Oracle