GBTA Announces Executive Leadership Panel at GBTA Convention 2014

Executives to Share Views on Today’s Distribution Landscape

Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced a new panel to be featured on Center Stage at the GBTA Convention 2014, July 26-30, in Los Angeles: Executive Leadership Panel: A View Across The Distribution Landscape.

Moderated by Michelle (Mick) Lee, Founder & CEO, WINiT-WomenInTravel, Managing Director, Global Head of General Services & Travel, Citi, the panel will feature prominent industry executive leaders sharing their views on the challenges and opportunities facing the travel distribution landscape today.

Panelists include:

  • Donna Kelliher, President and CEO, GBTA; Director, Travel and Corporate Services, Dominion
  • Pam Codispoti, Executive Vice President and GM, American Express
  • Cindy Allen, Vice President, TMC Services, Concur
  • Leslie Hunziker, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Hertz Global Holdings
  • Dorothy Dowling, Senior Vice President, Best Western
“We are pleased to welcome this diverse, experienced and talented group of leaders to this year’s Convention,” said Michael W. McCormick executive director and COO of GBTA. “The panelists cover the gamut of the business travel industry representing associations, a travel management company, payment, travel technology, ground transportation and hotels. The panelists are sure to provide valuable insight for attendees navigating the world of business travel as they discuss their respective paths to leadership, the obstacles they have overcome and offer advice for tomorrow’s leaders.”

Other Center Stage industry speakers at the GBTA Convention 2014 include U. S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole; Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of United Airlines Jeffery A. Smisek; Delta CEO Richard Anderson; Concur CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors Steve Singh; and American Express Global Business Travel President and CEO Bill Glenn.

The 2014 Convention theme, Business in Motion, aptly describes how the event will unfold as nearly 7,000 attendees from all facets of the business travel industry come together for five days of continuous motion at the business travel event of the year. GBTA will broadcast LIVE from the LA Convention Center, bringing you world-class featured speakers, more than 80 industry-leading education sessions, the largest business travel expo floor, a wide selection of professional development opportunities and much more providing attendees the opportunity to build their careers and get business done. 

Attendee registration is still available. For the agenda and a list of the many exciting programs and featured speakers, please visit

Media registration is complimentary and available online.

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