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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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
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
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