2017 Leadership Team

* Founding Leaders

WINiT Staff

Dawn Repoli
Executive Director & COO

Laura Richey
Project and Marketing Coordinator

Sue Wyslick
Administrative Assistant

Board of Directors

Tony D’Astolfo*
Vice Chair
SVP and Chief Commercial Officer
Deem, Inc.

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

Gail Grimmett*
President
Protravel International & Tzell Travel Group

Christie Hicks*
Sales Executive

Dave Hilfman*
Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales
United Airlines

Donna Kelliher*
Director, Travel & Corporate Services
Dominion

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

Michelle ‘Mick’ Lee*
Founder & President
WINiT

Karen Magee
Director of Leisure & Hotel Services
Tzell Travel Group LLC

Danielle McMahan
Vice President, Global Talent Development
America Express Global Business Travel

Carrie Freeman Parsons
Vice Chair

Vice Chair
Freeman

Lisa Paul*
Head of Marketing and Manager of Global Accounts
Kuoni Destination Management

Tahnee Perry
Treasurer

Vice President Marketing
Deem

Paul VanDeventer
President & CEO
Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

Rita Visser*
Board Chair

Director, Global Travel GPO
Oracle

Advisory Board

Barbara Agoglia
Vice President, Business Product Management
American Express

Doug Anderson*
CEO
American Express Global Business Travel

Peter J. Bates
President and Founder
Strategic Vision

Kathy Betty
Owner and the Chief Executive Officer
Dream Too, LLC

Pam Codispoti*
President of the Mass Affluent Business for Chase Card Member Services
JP Morgan Chase

Ron DiLeo*
Founder and CEO
In the Black Company

Nina Easton
Chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women International
Fortune

Peter Greenberg*
Travel Editor
CBS News

Kurt Knackstedt
CEO
Troovo
President, ACTE

Craig Kreeger*
CEO
Virgin Atlantic Airways

Dave Lukas
Vice President
Grasp Technologies, Inc.

Kathleen Matthews*
Former Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer for Marriott International

Paul Metselaar
Chairman & CEO
Ovation Travel Group

Christine Ourmieres-Widener*
CEO
flybe

Michael Share*
Founder, Managing Partner
Next Corporate Travel

Steve Singh*
President, Business Networks and Applications
SAP

Rich Venezio*
President- Creative Director
Events Forum

Cathy Voss*
Executive Vice President – Global Program Solutions
Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Rana Walker*
Co-Founder & Principal
GR&AT Management

Nancy Walsh
President
Reed Exhibitions North America

Elizabeth West
Editor-In-Chief
Business Travel News

WINiT Advisory Committees

Career Mobility & Services Committee

Support the efforts of companies and individuals in creating a diverse recruitment pipeline of job opportunities for women – at all levels, across the industries it serves

Chair

Bindu Bhatia*
Senior Vice President Global Program Management
Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Co-Coordinators

Kate Garvey
Director of Digital Sales
AFAR

Jennifer Kane-McGee*
Director
Langham Hotels

Catherine Tripplehorn
Senior Program Manager
Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Administrators

Carmen Smith
President/Chief Consultant
Travel Management Consulting LLC

 

Advisor

Mike Koetting *
EVP Supplier and TMC Services
Concur

Members

Argie Agrapides*
Global Head of Travel Services
Morgan Stanley

Mike Daly
Vice President
Deem

Kim DeVillers
Director of Group Sales, Pacific Northwest
Melia Hotels International

Courtney L. Gribble
Director, Business Development
Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Beverly Heinritz*
Vice President
Dinova

Linda Oliver-Eckhardt*
SVP of Client Strategies
Travel Leaders Corporate

Therese Riehle
Director of Sales
Cambria Hotel & Suites, New York – Chelsea

Barbara Santino*

Jodi Woods
Global Category Manager
BD

Communications and Social Media Committee

Leverages communications and social media to drive awareness of WINiT and increase member engagement

Chair

Therese Kelleher*
SVP, Enterprise Solutions
BCD Meetings & Events

Co-Coordinators

Michelle Harris
Director of Marketing
CTMS Travel

Paula  Rivera

Jenny Robinson
Senior Sales Manager
Arlo Hotels

Administrator

Veronique Deblois
Director, Hotel Programs
Travel Leaders Group

Co-Advisors

Lane Dubin* 
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing
CPI Card Group

Rana Walker*
Principal, Co-Founder
GR&AT Management

Members

Olivia (Brooks) Allan*
Vice President of Strategy
in/PACT

Maylena Burchfield*
Senior Vice President
AdTravel Travel Management

Bridget Clark*
Director
American Express Global Business Travel

Heather Dratler
Director
Allison+Partners

Kevin Greene 
Digital Marketing
Purple Moon Media

Kerrie Henshaw-Cox*
Global Commercial Leader
Astra Zeneca

Alicia (Klosowski) Tillman*
Chief Marketing Officer
SAP Ariba

Katie Virtue
Category Manager – Travel
Corporate United

Rita Visser*
Director, Global Travel GPO
Oracle

Conference and Event Planning Committee

Designs and delivers career development and networking events that provide visibility and access to senior executives

Co-Chairs


Lisa Paul
Kuoni Destination Management
Head of Marketing and Manager of Global Accounts

Jane Pearsall*
Senior Manager, Worldwide Sales, Global Business Travel
Best Western International

Jessica Walkoski*

Holly Warner*
Global Director
American Express Global Business Travel

Co-Coordinators

Patricia Gardiner*
Head of Global Marketing
Tristar Worldwide Chauffeur Services

Julie Polinsky*
U.S. Travel Manager
RBC Wealth Management

Christina Reichelt
Global Account Manager
World Travel, Inc.

Katharine Williams
Director of Marketing and Communications
GoldSpring Consulting

Administrator

Hillary Louarti
Corporate & Group Services Manager
Diamond Transportation

Co-Advisors

JaNette Connell
Managing Director, Marketing, Events & Corporate Travel
Insperity

Rich Venezio*
President – Creative Director
Events Forum

Members

Esther Barbosa*
Area Director of Business Travel Sales
Highgate Hotels

Jordan Baronfeld 
Sales Manager
Omni Hotels

Kate Campbell
Director, Global Accounts
HelmsBriscoe

Sam Cande
Sales Director
Centaur

Kelly Ferrigno
Sales Manager
United Airlines

Julie Haddix
Senior Manager, Enteprise Marketing
Cvent

Amber Kelleher*

Emily Lynn
Vice President, Global Sales & Strategic Accounts
Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Carmita Mantilla
Sales Manager – New York City
United Airlines

Gisela Maranhao
Director, Corporate Market
Casablanca Turismo

Aileen Moriarty
Sales Manager – CT
United Airlines

Patricia Neal
Delhaize America

Emma Ocampo
Senior Director, Global Accounts
HelmsBriscoe

Linda Painton
Global Director of Sales
World Travel Service BCD

Liz Porco*
Vice President
Citigroup

Vanessa Sperber
Regional Director of Corporate Sales & Marketing – Americas
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

Linda Valenza*
Global Business Development
Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE)

Monica Whitehead
Travel Manager
Stonegate Mortgage

Developing Talent Committee

Create and identify training and development opportunities to promote skill and career growth

Co-Chairs

Lenore  D’Anzieri
Director, Travel Industry Partnerships
Dave El/Boston Coach

Tammy Routh*
Senior Vice President, Global Sales
Marriott International

Co-Coordinators

Carol Del Giudice
Account Manager
Christopherson Business Travel

Kim Kaye*
Global Director, Travel & Expense
Keysight Technologies

Nancy Medoff
Vice President Global Sales
BCD Meetings & Events

Administrator

Jennifer Wallington
National Account Sales Manager
Drury Hotels

Advisor

Susan Lichtenstein
Director, Global Travel
Cisco

Members

Maria Aydag*
Director of Corporate Sales
Denihan

Mary Bastrentaz*
Managing Director
Accenture

Lea Cahill
President
Atlas Travel & Technology Group

Donna Centofanti-Powers*
Manager, Sales Northeast
US Porter Airlines, Inc.

Kelly Clements
CEO
The Entreprenewer

Jillian Dickens
Director and Co-Owner
Bannikin Travel & Tourism

Annette Doherty
Owner/President
Stone Meadow Consulting

Christine Dunton-Tinnus*
Founder
CREATETALENT

Val Feuell*
Senior Director Corporate Strategy
BCD Travel

Cindy Heston*
Director, Travel & Events
Wellpoint, Inc.

Jill Jefferis
Director, Global Engagement
ACTE

Uche Nwajei
Head, Corporate Travels
SPDC

Jill Palmer
Managing Director
Click Travel Ltd

Marta Rodriguez Martinez
Travel Manager, Compliance & Analytics
Microsoft

Denise Sheldon*
Regional Commercial Director, West
Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd

Gloria Slethaug
Assistant General Manager, Account Servicing
Swire Travel Ltd

Diane Lundeen Smith
Global Travel Sourcing Manager
Microsoft

Fund Development Committee

Garners support from the companies who get it

Co-Chairs

Linda Senigaglia*
Enterprise Account Executive
Danlaw

Rita Visser*
Director Global Travel GPO
Oracle

Co-Coordinators

Noel Lee*
Sponsorship Manager
cvent

Lisa Oxentine
Senior Manager Customer Recovery
American Airlines

Administrator

Dana Forfa
Vice President, Strategic Sourcing & Expense Management
Guggenheim Partners

Advisors

Caitlin (Sutton) Gomez*
Vice President Business Development
GBTA

Vivek Thadhani
Vice President Sales & Marketing
Luxury Hotels Group

Members

Cindy Allen*
Founder
Pay for Trip

Maureen Brady
SVP – Global Business Solutions
BCD Travel

Silvia Medina
Director, Global Supplier Relations
American Express Global Business Travel

Kelly Regan
Go Furnished Housing

Debbie Thomas
Director Global Business Development
ACTE

Joseph Valenza
Director of Sales, North America
Lufthansa Systems, Inc.

Measurement & Evaluation Committee

Identifies and tracks industry data to assess the advancement and value of the women we serve

Chair

Heidi Sanderson Daniels
Consulting Manager
BottomLine Group

Co-Coordinators

Katia Marounkova

Amy Padgett
Partner Marketing Director
Concur

Julie Simpson*
Senior Consultant
GoldSpring Consulting LLC

Jenn  Smukler
Director of Sales, Meetings & Events
Ovation Corporate Travel

Co-Advisors

Andy Menkes
Founder and CEO
Partnership Travel Consulting, LLC

Brad Seitz*
President
Topaz International

Members

Sally Abella*
Director Global Corporate Travel

Laurey Armstrong
Client Services Manager
Omega World Travel

Sandra Broughton*
Senior Director Procurement, Global Travel Leader
AECOM

Catalin Ciobanu
Senior Director Data & Analytics, Solutions Group
Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Christa Degnan Manning*
Vice President
HFS Research

Jill Jefferis
Director, Global Engagement
ACTE

Alexa Nick
Managing Director
BottomLine Group

Mary Pat O’Toole
Director of Business Marketing and Sales Support
Avis Budget Group

Tracy Paurowski*
Director
American Express

Anita Salvatore*
Executive Vice President
Travizon

Membership Committee

Recruits new and retains existing members through targeted marketing programs, events, networking and social media campaigns

Co-Chairs

Mimi Almeida*

Caitlin (Sutton) Gomez*
Vice President Business Development
GBTA

Sharon Tolliver
Managing Partner
ROA Consulting Group/Graham Holdings

Co-Coordinators

Rosemary Maloney
Senior Manager, Global Travel
Coach, Inc.

Donna Mitsos
Director of Sales (We – World Experts) and VP of Sales (Innovation Meetings)
WE – World Experts and Innovation Meetings

Jennifer Walsdorf*
Vice President
Tzell Travel Group Northwest

Administrator

Juliann Pless
SVP
globalVCard Travel Solutions
CSI globalVCard

Advisor

Kevin Maguire 
Vice President for Latin America Operations
The Expedition Development Company and GBTA

Members

Trudy Blough
Director, Sales
BCD Travel

Marc Casto*
CEO
Casto Travel

Patricia Neal
Travel & Card Services – Accountant III
Delhaize America

Allison O’Sullivan
Senior Sourcing Specialist – Travel and Events
Chain IQ US, Inc.

Katherine Sullivan
Sr. Director, Product Management
Concur Travel, an SAP Company

BJ Tate*
Global Corporate Travel Leadership
BCD

Mentoring and Coaching Committee

Creates formalized mentoring and coaching programs that strategically match executives with junior professionals

Co-Chairs

Kelly Pettis
Travel Program Manager
Olympus

Bernadette Ruby
Vice President Sales
WoodSpring Hotels

Dee Runyan*
President
World Travel, Inc.

Co-Coordinators

Krissy Herman*
Vice President of Program Management
KesselRun Corporate Travel Solutions

Lisa Hoehn
Vice President Global Corporate Sales
ALTOUR

Administrator

Lisa Lundquist
Vice President, Global Network Development
World Travel, Inc.

Debra Moss
Principal
Acquis Consulting Group

Advisor

Tony D’Astolfo*
Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer
Deem

Members

Toni Bonnette-Verdi
Worldwide Sales, Business Travel
Best Western International

Kellen Brink*
MIT Sloan School of Management

Jennifer  Dzialo
Director of Product & Supplier Relations
Flight Centre USA

Mara Eisenbaum
Consulting Manager
American Express Business Travel

Marianne Goodman
Senior Manager, Global Travel
Altisource

Ali Green
Assistant Professor – Dept. of Hospitality, Recreation, & Resort Management
University of West Florida, College of Business

Patty Little
Procurement Manager
Resources Global Professionals

Lori O’Connell
Senior Director, Travel & Meetings
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Dana Rixter
Director, Travel Services
BAE Systems

Cindy Shumate*
Senior Manager, Travel and Meetings
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Tery Soriano
Manager, Mid Market Team
IHG

Renee Sprole

Harriet Washburn*
Global Travel Strategy Leader
IBM

On-Site Event Volunteer

Work in specific volunteer roles at on-site WINiT events

Chair

Bobbi Huber
Global Account Manager
Cornerstone Information Systems

Administrator

Yolanda E. Cardiff
Meetings Expert
American Express Meetings and Events

Advisor

Dick Nabors, CTE

Members

Amy Alder
Trade Show & Event Specialist
Ingram Content Group

Joannie Cargill
Regional Sales Director, NE & Canada
Worldhotels

Emma Lamb
Global Travel Safety Coordinator
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Jayne McAllister
Founder
Business Travel Wellness Inc

Patricia Neal
Travel & Card Services – Accountant III
Delhaize America

Partnership Liaison Committee

Provides administrative and technical support to leadership, and manages strategic relationships including theClinton Global Initiative (CGI)

Coordinator

Claire Repass*
Director of Events 
Inspirato with American Express

Administrator

Kristen Koenig
Director of Sales, Global Meetings & Events
World Travel, Inc.

Advisor

Ron DiLeo
Founder and CEO
In the Black Group

Members

Brandi Andres
Production Manager
Tourism Australia, the Americas

Lisa  Arredondo
Director of Strategic Development
FocusPoint International

Barbara Barnard*
Senior Vice President
Carlson Wagonlit Travel

DeAnne Dale
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
USATravel Solutions International

Karen deKanter
Director of Business Development
BCD Meetings & Events

Cyndi Hunter
Director Global Accounts
United Airlines

Anisa Musgrove
Global Sales Manager
AccorHotels

Tracie Saunders*
Head of Corporate Services
Neuberger Berman

Dina Paglia
Implementation Manager
Corporate Traveler

Jennifer Steinke
Manager, Corporate Travel
Dycom Industries, Inc.

Judy Weber

Christina Woronchak
Vice President, Client Sales & Solutions
American Express Global Business Travel

Regan  Yeldell
Director Of Vertical Marketing
Comcast Business