GBTA Convention 2022 - Speakers

Speakers

Industry Experts Speaking at GBTA Convention 2022

Lee Palmer Turner
Lee Palmer Turner
Travel Manager, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios

Lee has had travel in his DNA since his days as a flight officer and pilot in the US Navy and commercial aviation before choosing to pursue a career in managing global travel programs, proudly serving as the LA Chapter President and a WINiT volunteer.

Beth Sullivan
Beth Sullivan
Global Head of Travel, MEM and Aviation, Bank of America

Beth is responsible for employee and executive travel (commercial and private aviation), oversight and governance of meetings, events & corporate-owned vehicle programs and heavily involved in the company’s Sustainable Airline Fuel (SAF) initiatives.

Ryan Panchadsaram
Ryan Panchadsaram
Technical Advisor to the Chairman, Kleiner Perkins, 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 Marshall
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, 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
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.

Jillian Tellez
Jillian Tellez Holub
Partner, McKinsey and Company

Jillian is a core leader in McKinsey’s Travel practice. She advises senior leadership teams on strategy and commercial topics. Her clients sit across the travel value chain including airlines, hotels, travel tech players and investors.

Mark Cuschieri
Executive Director, Global Head of Travel, UBS 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
CEO, GBTA

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.

Scott Wayne
Scott Wayne
Founder, 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.

Chrissy Taylor
President and CEO, Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

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.

Dorothy Dowling
Dorothy Dowling
President, Allied Leadership Council & Treasurer, GBTA

Dorothy is a marketing executive and public company board director with significant experience in REIT leadership (hospitality and storage), and extensive background in digital, ecommerce, loyalty marketing, and global commercial B2B expertise.
Carlos Almendros
Carlos Almendros
Global Travel & Card Category Manager, Cisco

Leading Cisco Travel Strategy and return to travel phases, partnering with key leaders from Legal, Finance, HR and Corporate Security to ensure the wellbeing of our employees. Also leading strategic discussions on our corporate agreements and relationships with supplies from the Airline, Hotel Ground category. Determining how travel restrictions and new requirements are made available to critical business travel activities.
Robert Isom
Robert Isom
CEO, American Airlines Group and American Airlines



Jan Christian Toschka
Jan Christian Toschka
President, Shell Aviation



Tammy Routh
Tammy Routh
Senior Vice President - Global Sales, Marriott International



Charlie Sultan
Charlie Sultan
President, Concur Travel, SAP Concur



Terry P. Bodensteiner
Terry P. Bodensteiner
VP and General Manager, American Express Global Commercial Services