The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) just announced that eight newly elected members have joined its global Board of Directors. Results were shared during GBTA’s Mid-Year Virtual Summit and Annual Business Meeting in late July, and the term of office for the newly elected members began on July 20.
Newly elected board officers, each elected for two-year terms:
Denise Truso, CCTE, GTP Global Travel Manager PayPal will serve as the new GBTA President
Mark Cuschieri, Executive Director, Global Head of Travel, UBS, will serve as the new GBTA Vice President
The GBTA Direct Seat, Regional Canada, who will serve a two-year term:
Sharlene Ketwaroo-Nanoo, Category Manager Travel & Events, Rogers Communications
The GBTA Direct Seat, Regional Europe, who will serve a three-year term:
Jens Liltorp, CCTE, GLP Manager, Global Travel and Meetings LEO Pharma, Denmark
The GBTA Direct Seat, At-Large, who will serve a two-year term:
Michelle (Mick) Lee, Managing Director, Head Corporate Services, Travel and Events BNY Mellon
The three open GBTA Allied Seats At-Large, two of which will serve a three-year term and one of which will serve a two-year term:
Alison Taylor, Chief Customer Officer American Airlines
Will Pinnell, Vice President, Digital and Product Strategy BCD Travel
Maria Chevalier, EVP, Customer Success PredictX
The President, GBTA Chapter President’s Council, who will serve a two-year term:
Rosemary Maloney, Global Travel and Expense Lead for Sprinklr
“As an industry, we would like to congratulate these inspiring and talented business travel professionals for earning their seats on the GBTA Board of Directors. And as an association, we’d like to celebrate and thank all of the candidates who vied for these positions,” said GBTA CEO Suzanne Neufang. “The entire election process and preceding bylaw votes were a tremendous undertaking since the beginning of the year. GBTA would like to especially thank all volunteers involved and members for their engagement and commitment to the future success of the association.”
Neufang noted that this was the first election where both buyer and supplier members could vote for all seats. “For the first time, we have global voting representation and officers placed on the new board. And for the first time, nearly 30 percent of eligible GBTA members cast a ballot in this election. These are amazing firsts that bode well for the future of our Association, and the members and constituencies whom GBTA serves,” she said.
To see the full current list of GBTA Board of Directors, visit here.
Visit gbta.org for more information.