Board of Directors

The Global Business Travel Association - Austin Chapter, founded in 1990, is a chapter of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) whose members represent  corporate travel and meetings executives, major corporations and travel suppliers throughout the world.  GBTA-Austin Chapter, along with the global organization, provides our members with information on travel and meetings technology, services, legislation, security, benchmarking and costs that affect the business travel and meetings industry.

Our Chapter is led by our Board of Directors. Each Board Member volunteers their time to help guide our chapter and provide educational and newtorking opportunities for our members and holds a two year term. To be a Board Member, you must have a GBTA Austin Chapter Community Membership and be a member in good standing. The position of President must be filled by a current or past Board Member.

President - Term ends Dec 2019

Elizabeth Jackson, GTP
Homewood Suites by Hilton Austin South

Chairman/Past President - Term ends Dec 2019

John Hampton, GTP
Enterprise Holdings. Inc

Vice President - Term ends Dec 2020

Lisa Henry
SAP Concur

Secretary - Term ends Dec 2020

Gina Marie Valdes
Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

Treasurer - Term ends Dec 2019

Adam Higley, GTP
Fast Park & Relax

Direct Rep - Term ends Dec 2019

Eric Brown, GTP
National Instruments

Allied Rep - Term ends Dec 2019

Chris Maguire
Choice Hotels International

Direct Rep - Term ends Dec 2020
Mario Valdez
Tokyo Electron

Allied Rep - Term ends Dec 2020

Melissa Schmidt
Avis Budget Group