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GBTA Announces New Board of Directors at the GBTA Convention

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry, announced three newly elected members to its Board of Directors following the 2016 election at GBTA Convention 2016.

The winners of the two open Direct Member at Large positions are Jennifer Steinke, Manager, Corporate Travel, Dycom Industries, Inc. and Denise Truso, Director, Global Travel, St. Jude Medical Inc. The winner of the open Allied Member at Large position is Gus Vonderheide, Vice President Global Sales – Americas, Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

They join the following returning Board Members to make up the 2016-2017 Board of Directors:

Christle Johnson, CCTE, GLP, GTP
GBTA President
Vice President Travel & Business Services
Johnson Downie LLC

Mark Ziegler, CCTE, GLP, GTP
GBTA Vice President
Senior Travel Manager, Global Travel Services, NetApp

Donna Kelliher, CTC, GLP
GBTA Chairperson and Past President
Director, Travel & Corporate Services

Scott A. Solombrino
President, GBTA Allied Leadership Council
President & CEO
Dav El/Boston Coach Chauffeured Transportation Network

Dorothy Dowling
Vice President, GBTA Allied Leadership Council
Chief Marketing Officer, Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Billy Bos
Associate Director of Group, Worldwide Sales
Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Bhart A. Sarin, CCTE, C.P.M., GTP
Head of Global Indirect and APAC Regional Procurement
Ingredion Incorporated

Cindy Shumate, GTP
Senior Manager, Travel and Meetings
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Karin Thompson, CCTE, GLP
Senior Global Travel Manager
ViaSat, Inc.

Gloria Gonzalez, CCTE, GTP
CPC President
Director of Travel & Meetings
Freeman Company

About the Global Business Travel Association

The GBTA Foundation is the education and research foundation of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world"s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. Collectively, GBTA"s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its growing network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts with world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media. The Foundation was established in 1997 to support GBTA"s members and the industry as a whole. As the leading education and research foundation in the business travel industry, the GBTA Foundation seeks to fund initiatives to advance the business travel profession. The GBTA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, see and