Industry Experts Speaking at GBTA Convention 2022
An engineer and investor focused on solving systemic, societal challenges. At Kleiner Perkins, Ryan serves as technical advisor to the chairman, John Doerr, where he invests in founders and technologies that aim to change the world.
Cynt has been a dynamic force for inclusion and diversity within the Mavericks organization and over a 36-year career at AT&T. When Cynt was hired as the new CEO of the Mavs in March 2018, she set her sights on a culture transformation.
JoeBen is a serial entrepreneur who has dedicated his life to driving radical innovation of electric propulsion and robotics. He is founder and CEO at Joby Aviation, a company developing all-electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft.
Gehan has over 25 years in the travel industry and is responsible to shape the strategic vision for the BCG global travel program, create a sustainable and connected travel experience, and deliver the latest thinking in the areas of indirect procurement, operations, and digital innovation.
Denise has 30 years of progressive travel management and sourcing experience, giving her the ability to see the industry from both the buyer and supplier perspective.
Dara is the CEO of Uber, where he manages the company’s fast-growing business in 63 countries around the world and leads a global team of more than 22,000 employees.
Bob is proud to serve as Chief Executive Officer at Southwest Airlines. He is a 34-year Southwest veteran, and is passionate about giving all Employees the opportunity for personal and professional growth, the quality and depth of leadership throughout the Company, and ensuring an environment where everyone belongs.
Vik leads the Firm’s Travel advisory practice in North America and has over 20 years of consulting
experience serving hotels, real estate developers and investors, private equity funds, tourism
development agencies, airlines and travel intermediaries.
Mark has held industry roles as both Travel Buyer and Supplier. Mark actively supports the industry through several voluntary roles with the Institute of Travel Management and GBTA, currently serving GBTA’s first International Vice President.
Suzanne is a transformation-focused executive who successfully leads teams and product/service innovation through times of great challenges and change – connecting dots in technology, marketing, talent and customer needs.
Seth is an internationally recognized thought leader, advisor, and top-rated keynote speaker on talent management, change and innovation, digital transformation, leadership, and the future of work.
Twenty years as a freelancer for National Geographic shooting stories all over the globe has earned Dewitt a reputation as a world-class photojournalist.
In a career spanning over 30 years, Heather advanced through progressive positions at the property level before joining the senior leadership team; her expertise was honed through executive roles crossing Sales, Revenue Management & Operations.
A 20-year veteran of the company, as President and CEO, Chrissy is one of the highest-ranking women among the world’s largest travel companies and one of the top female CEOs across all industries, based on company revenue.
A negotiator, mediator and facilitator, Scott is a Director and Founder of Envoy, a firm that helps clients investigate and influence human decision-making.