Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

To promote global awareness of the many issues facing travelers and coworkers in the workplace, or while traveling, attending meetings, or handling travel needs.

The committee provides the resources, education, and support to enable the travel industry to embrace and drive diversity, equity, and inclusion within organizations.

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  • Collect, maintain, and disseminate data and information pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion within organizations.
  • Collaborate and support GBTA membership and our global committees. 
  • Provide resources, guidance, and expertise to facilitate the creation and development of diversity, equity, and inclusion programs for the GBTA membership. 
  • Educate and promote best practices in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Application

Leadership

J. Grant  Caplan
Chair
President
Procurigence
United States


Alex Ferdinand
Vice Chair
Managing Director, Worldwide Sales, Global Business Travel & Affinity Partnerships
BWH | Hotel Group
Canada


Carol Fergus
Vice Chair
Global Travel Manager
Fidelity International
United Kingdom


Nidia Quintero
Vice Chair
Global Travel Operations
HP
Latin America


Members

Eric Barger
Committee Member
Chief Human Resources Officer
Airlines Reporting Corporation
United States


Claire Barrie
Committee Member
VP Sales
Synergy Global Housing
United Kingdom


Linda Bekoe
Committee Member
CEO
About Partners
United Kingdom


Jill Brady
Committee Member
VP, Supplier Manager
Bank of America
United States


Robyn Christie
Committee Member
South Africa


Shawn Cole
Committee Member
VP Global Sales
Delta Air Lines
United States


Stephen Gheerow
Committee Member
Sr. Manager, Global Travel
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
United States


Pauline Houston
Committee Member
Vice President-Business Dev.
SilverDoor Apartments
United Kingdom


Rick Louie
Committee Member
Manager, District Procurement Services
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
United States


Chris Maguire
Committee Member
Director of Business Development
TripBAM
United States


Micah Nerio
Committee Member
Vice President
Morgan Stanley
United States


Jon Purpura
Committee Member
Director-Global Accounts
United Airlines
United States


Teresa Rolack
Committee Member
Travel Manager
Peloton Interactive
United States


Nick Spanoudis
Committee Member
Category Manager, Services
Amazon
United States


Emma Wilson
Committee Member
VP Global Marketing
Sabre
United Kingdom