ALEXANDRIA — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has expanded its presence in Canada with a number of key appointments to its Canada Advisory Board.
The three new allied members and three new direct members will each begin their two-year term on the board this month.
Allied seats are filled by:
- Chuck Crowder, Vice President Sales & Distribution, WestJet Airlines
- Vito Curalli, Executive Director of International Sales and Industry Relations, Hilton
- Patrick Doyle, Vice President & General Manager, Canada, American Express Global Business Travel
Direct member seats are filled by
- Brooke Davis, Global Travel & Events Manager, Lululemon
- Jon Heppenstall, Manager Sourcing Operations, Corporate Services, Hydro One
- Bertie Fernandes, Corporate Travel Manager, Ledcor Group of Companies
The GBTA advisory boards, which are run by member volunteers, are tasked with guiding the strategy of GBTA Canada and working closely with the GBTA leadership team.
Nancy Tudorache, Regional Vice President – Canada, GBTA, said she is “delighted” to welcome the new advisory board members and look forward to working with them to address the specific needs of the region.
“GBTA volunteers are essential to the success of our association, ensuring that we have representation from both the supplier and buyer member to tackle Canadian issues, delivering education and support for our membership,” she said.