GBTA Convention 2022 - Speakers


Industry Experts Speaking at GBTA Convention 2022

Ryan Panchadsaram
Ryan Panchadsaram
Co-Author, Speed & Scale

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.

Cynthia Marshall
Cynthia Marshal
CEO, Dallas Mavericks

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 Bevirt
CEO, Joby Aviation

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 Colliander
Global Head of Travel, BCG (Boston Consulting Group)

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 Truso
Global Travel Manager, PayPal and President, GBTA

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 Khosrowshahi
CEO, Uber

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 Jordan
CEO, Southwest Airlines

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 Krishnan
Partner, McKinsey and Company

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 Cuschieri
Executive Director, Global Head of Travel, UBS-UK and Vice President, GBTA

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 Neufang

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 Mattison
Workforce Strategist

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.

Dewitt Jones
National Geographic Photographer

Twenty years as a freelancer for National Geographic shooting stories all over the globe has earned Dewitt a reputation as a world-class photojournalist.

Heather McCrory
CEO North & Central America, Accor

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.

Chrissy Taylor
President and CEO, Enterprise Holdings

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.

Scott Wayne
Scott Wayne
Director, Envoy

A negotiator, mediator and facilitator, Scott is a Director and Founder of Envoy, a firm that helps clients investigate and influence human decision-making.

Dorothy Dowling
Dorothy Dowling
Senior VP/Chief Marketing Officer,
BWH | Hotel Group and President, Allied Leadership Council & WINiT Strategic Advisor, GBTA

With over 30 years in the industry, Dorothy directs all marketing and sales strategies, overseeing Best Western Hotels & Resorts loyalty program, consumer and field marketing activities, advertising and public relations.