July 16, 2024

Six GBTA members elected to the Board

Six newly-elected GBTA members will join the association’s Board following the recent 2024 elections.

The following members were voted in and will begin serving their terms on July 24:

Director-At-Large, Direct Member
Carlos Almendros, Global Travel, Meetings & Card Leader, Cisco
Paulina Moeller​, Travel Leader, IKEA (Ingka Group)

Regional Director, European, Direct Member
Ben Park, Executive Director Travel & Sustainability, Parexel

Director-At-Large, Allied Member
Katharine Farrell, Manager, Sales Marketing Digital Comms, Delta Air Lines
Kevin Sullivan, Managing Director, Sales, Southwest Airlines
Katie Virtue, Head of Sales & Marketing, Festive Road

Additionally, GBTA voters approved the bylaw change to expand the composition of the Board by two voting Direct Member seats for Latin America and Asia Pacific.

At its Annual Business Meeting, the association also reviewed key highlights for 2023 including strategy and fiscal year financial results.

“Financially, GBTA had an extraordinary year. Our annual convention along with our events and offerings globally performed extremely well as we continued to grow and expand in other regions. We also held a tight rein on expenses to ensure healthy reserves,” said Suzanne Neufang, CEO, GBTA.