Accommodations Committee

GBTA’s Accommodations Committee's Mission is to provide strategic direction and best practices on business travel issues that are unique to the hotel and lodging industry. The committee provides leadership to GBTA members and the global business travel community through educational opportunities, resources, strategic direction and universal standards for international hotel and lodging professionals, as it relates to the hotel industry.

  • To improve the understanding and professional relationships, understanding, relationships and booking procedures between corporate travel managers, procurement professionals, business travelers, and related hotel industry suppliers
  • To engage spearhead and participate  in projects that will assist GBTA members in developing, implementing, and marketing corporate hotel programs
  • To act as a resource for GBTA members seeking information on the hotel industry; publish hotel committee standard documents and research material
  • To provide strategic direction to streamline contracting, communication, and other process efficiencies

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.

Accommodations Committee Application
Europe Accommodations Committee Application


Steven Van Overmeiren
Associate Director, Global Travel Services
Baker McKenzie

Michael Laumanns
Executive Director, Business Travel


John Berkley
Committee Member
EVP & Chief Sales Officer

Jeff Daily, GTP
Committee Member
Director, Global Travel
Palo Alto Networks

Mat Domaradzki
Committee Member
Travel Manager

America Gosdenovich
Committee Member
Vice President, Global Hotel Program
Morgan Stanley

Amy Hyatt
Committee Member
North America Sales Lead

Ethan Jones
Committee Member
Global Account Executive
Marriott International, Inc.

Tamara Laster
Committee Member
Head of Corporate Transient Sales Strategy

Annette Maag
Committee Member
Global Hotel Lead

Ava Ohashi
Committee Member
Travel & Meetings Manager

Ilene Onieal
Committee Member
Client Manager, Global Client Group
American Express Global Business Travel

Tracy Parrillo
Committee Member
Assistant Vice President
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Bradley Schwartz
Committee Member
Key Account Manager, Corporate Partnerships

Krystle Spruill
Committee Member
Associate – Travel Services

Travis Steed
Committee Member
Travel Service Consultant
Anthem Inc.

Brenda Stojentin
Committee Member
Director, Partner Relations, Global TMC & Consortia
TravelClick, an Amadeus company

Jean Tan
Committee Member
Team Lead - Sourcing, North America

Adam Turetsky
Committee Member
Global Hotel & Meetings Category Strategist
HP Inc.

Shannon Wilson
Committee Member
North American Travel Manager


Europe Accommodations Committee


Emma Lamb
Global Security Travel Coordinator
Milestone @ Facebook

Juliet Howie
Director of Sales- EMEA
National Corporate Housing


Cécile  Béréhouc
Committee Member
Executive Director Business Travel Global Sales
Accor Hotels

Catherine Grennell-Whyte
Committee Member
Managing Director
ATTS Travel Representation Solutions Ltd

Peter Grover
Committee Member
Managing Director, EMEA

Irina Keen
Committee Member
Global Account Manager
National Corporate Housing

Catherine Logan
Europe GBTA Staff Delegate
Regional Vice-President - EMEA

Vytautas Matulevicius
Committee Member
Travel and Accommodation Manager
Avion Express

Alexander Ryll
Committee Member
Director of Inside Sales, EMEA

Javier Sancho
Committee Member
Regional Director Sales Europe & Industry Relations

Jake Seage
Committee Member
Senior Corporate Sales Manager
STAY Worldwide Ltd

Johan Svedberg
Committee Member
Global Category Manager
Tetra Laval

Samantha Van Leeuwen
Committee Member
Head of Hotels & Venues

Kathrin Wildeshaus
Committee Member
Global Director of Sales – Corporate

Fritz Zerweck
Committee Member