Professional Development Committee

Professional Development Committee

The primary role of this committee is to effectively manage Professional Development opportunities for the GBTA-Austin Chapter membership. 

Professional Development: GBTA-Austin Chapter is dedicated to providing our member professionals access to educational opportunities. To support this, GBTA-Austin will award scholarship grants to eligible member professionals. 

To qualify as a candidate for a GBTA AUSTIN CHAPTER scholarship you must:          

  • Be a member in good standing, with membership dues paid.

  • Have attended a minimum of 3 GBTA AUSTIN CHAPTER events within the last 12 months.

  • Be a current or become a GBTA AUSTIN CHAPTER committee member.

GBTA Professional Development Scholarship Opportunities:

  • GBTA Convention

  • GTP - Global Travel Professional (GTP is the industry's only accredited certification)

  • GLP - Global Leadership Professional

  • Texas Education Day

  • Legislative Summit

  • Individual Education Scholarship

  • Texas Women's Conference

  • Chapter President's Council (CPC) Scholarship Opportunities

For more information on GBTA Professional Development opportunities visit the Education Section of the GBTA website http://www.gbta.org/Education/Pages/Academy.aspx

Professional Development Committee Chair

Professional Development Committee Chair


Kaytlyn R Powers
Aloft Austin at The Domain
11601 Domain Dr
Austin , TX 78758
5126876615

e-mail: kaytlyn.powers@lodgeworks.com
Professional Development Committee Vice Chair

Professional Development Committee Vice Chair


Connie Ramos, GTP
Homewood Suites
4143 Governors Row
Austin , TX 78744
512-445-5050
5124456744
e-mail: connie.ramos@hilton.com
Professional Development Committee Member

Professional Development Committee Member

Monica Eeds
Accent Travel
3737 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100
Austin , TX 78731-1632
5123382838
5123382813
e-mail: monica@accent-travel.com
Professional Development Committee Member

Professional Development Committee Member


Chris Maguire
Choice Hotels International
Austin , TX 78739
5126329891

e-mail: chris.maguire@choicehotels.com
Professional Development Committee Member

Professional Development Committee Member

Kristina E Orlin
Arm Inc.
5707 Southwest Parkway, #100
#100
Austin , TX 78735
5127760773

e-mail: Kristina.Orlin@arm.com
Professional Development Committee Member

Professional Development Committee Member


Susan Owrey, CTE, GTP
NXP Semiconductors
6501 W William Cannon Dr
Austin , TX 78735
512-895-2567

e-mail: susan.owrey@nxp.com
Professional Development Committee Member

Professional Development Committee Member


Amanda Wheeler
Aloft Austin Northwest
14020 Hwy 183
Austin , TX 78717
512-219-0267
512-219-0268
e-mail: amanda.wheeler@aloftaustinnorthwest.com