GBTA Allied Leaders Appoint New Members to Allied Leadership Council

Published on : Thursday, May 5, 2016

GBTA Final Logo_origThe Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced Allied Leadership Council President Scott Solombrino and Vice President Dorothy Dowling have appointed eight new members to the Allied Leadership Council (ALC). The ALC represents GBTA’s Allied Members by acting as a voice for the Allied community within GBTA, and also works to assure a strong marketplace by addressing common issues facing the travel industry.

“While the business travel industry is constantly evolving, we are currently experiencing a time of rapid change making our Allied Leadership Council more important than ever,” said Christle Johnson, GBTA President. “We look to the ALC to develop and support innovative ideas to help GBTA continue to evolve and remain responsive to our members’ changing needs.”

“I am so pleased to welcome these new and returning members to the Allied Leadership Council,” said Scott Solombrino, GBTA Allied Leadership Council President. “As a volunteer-driven organization, it is important to bring together industry leaders with diverse experiences across multiple industry verticals, and I am confident this group will help lead the way as the voice of our Allied community.”
The following appointments are effective immediately and will run through GBTA Convention 2017.

 

New ALC Members

Billy Bos
Associate Director of Group, Worldwide Sales
Best Western International

Marie Downey
Director, Global Corporate Accounts
United Airlines

Mark Hollyhead
Senior Vice President, Egencia Americas Region
Egencia LLC

Beth Kinerk
Senior Vice President, Sales – The Americas
Avis Budget Group

Kelly Philips
Senior Vice President, Transient Sales & Distribution
Hilton

Jessica Shapiro
Vice President, Corporate Marketing
Concur

Mike Qualantone
Senior Vice President/General Manager
American Express Global Business Travel

Angela Xavier
Vice President Sales America
IHG

Returning ALC Members

Scott Solombrino
ALC President
President and Chief Executive Officer
DavEl/Boston Coach Chauffeured Transportation Network

Dorothy Dowling
ALC Vice President
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Best Western International

Eric Norberg
Director, Global Business Development Private Equity
Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Doug Payne
Senior Vice President Sales
ALTOUR

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