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The Sports, Media and Entertainment Committee’s mission is to find common solutions to the unique challenges facing business travel professionals in these dynamic fields. Additionally, the Sports, Media and Entertainment Committee seeks to educate and inform GBTA membership on best practices that may be applicable to travel professionals outside these fields.
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.
Sports, Media and Entertainment Committee Application
Francine Sommers Chair Coordinator, Risk Management and Travel Cleveland Indians
Rebecca Cortese Vice-Chair Director, Entertainment Accounts Hilton
Kristin Abrams Committee Member Global Sales Director Hyatt Hotels
Greg Bell Committee Member Business Development Airbnb
Tony Bonanno Committee Member Global Account Director, Corporate Accounts, Global Sales Organization Marriott
Kerry Cosover Committee Member Senior Travel Manager NFL Players Association
Andrew Honsey Committee Member General Manager, Global Sales Delta Air Lines
Mark Joshua Committee Member Manager, Sales American Airlines
Rheami Littleton Committee Member Sr. Mgr, Business Ops & Finance The Walt Disney Company
Stacy Martin Committee Member Senior Associate Commissioner/Chief Financial Officer The American
Darla Montalto Committee Member Corporate Travel Manager Major League Baseball
Ndue Palushi Committee Member Manager, Administration NFL
Melissa Piening Committee Member Director, Meetings and Events NCAA
Greg Raiff Committee Member CEO Private Jet Services
Angela Robinson Committee Member CFO Ole Miss Athletics
Hal Rudy Committee Member Vice President, Travel Services ViacomCBS
John Saunders Committee Member Executive Director, Travel Services 21st Century Fox
Gary Stevenson Committee Member Director, Travel Services Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc
Amy Thiessen Committee Member Manager, Corporate Travel Services AEG
Alex Townsend-Mitchell Committee Member Senior Director, Club Business & Analytics National Hockey League
Pamela Witherspoon, CCTE, CTC Committee Member VP & Global Head of Travel Universal Music Group