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 February 23rd
Networking Event
Hilton Garden Inn
5pm - 7pm
 March 8th
March Monthly Meeting
Hilton Houston
NASA Clear Lake
8am - 5pm
 March 23rd
March Networking Event
Residence Inn
by Marriott
Beltway 8 / Clay
5pm - 7pm

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Hilton Houston 

NASA Clear Lake

Relax and Refresh

Whether unwinding after a long day of meetings or simply soaking up the rays on a warm Texas day, our sparkling outdoor pool is just the escape you’re looking for! Guests have access to our fitness center and business center as well.

Savor, snack, sip

Start the day with a hearty breakfast or nutritious snack, savor innovative dishes prepared with only the freshest ingredients or relax with a cup of coffee in the hotel lounge. From business brunches to pre-dinner drinks and everything in between, the options are made especially for you


TBTA March Meeting 

Wednesday, March 8th 2017

11:00am - 1:00pm

Registration and Networking will begin at 11:00am

Meeting officially starting at 11:30am


10:00am – 11:00am

Hosted By:  

Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake

3000 NASA Parkway, Houston TX 77058

Phone: 281-333-9300

Self-parking – complimentary



Panel Discussion:  Trending Risks & Controls in Corporate Travel Management


Do you really know how your travelers are spending your company dollars?  Join us to look at the increasing amount of corporate fraud on travel spend and how you can control this challenge using emerging technologies and enhancing your travel policy and expense controls.  We will also look at how you can protect your travelers from being the victims of data breaches and fraud throughout their trip.  You will receive specific takeaways that can be implemented at your firm and learn best practices in this key area of travel management.


Moderator: Neil Hammond

Neil Hammond, Partner and Director of Air, Hotel and Policy at Goldspring Consulting, has 15 years’ experience in the travel industry. He joined GoldSpring Consulting in May 2014. Prior to joining GoldSpring Neil led a team of airline and hotel consultants at Advito, the consultancy division of BCD Travel

Guest Speaker: Allan Bachman

Allan Bachman is the Education Manager for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in Austin, Texas.  He is currently responsible for the educational content of all ACFE domestic and international conferences, new seminar development and online learning.  Allan also regularly speaks for national organizations on a variety of anti-fraud and fraud related topics, including Investigating on the Internet using Social Media, how and why Ponzi schemes continue to flourish, and the ACFE’s biannual Report to the Nations.

Guest Speaker: Isaac Bowman

Isaac Bowman is a Principal consultant in the T&E practice at Infosys Consulting with a special interest in identifying and minimizing the enterprise risks associated with T&E spend. Isaac posts daily to LinkedIn on this topic and his article, "Bribery: The Hidden Risk Inside Business Travel Programs," recently made the BTN's 2017 Trends to Watch list.


Guest Speaker: Tom Nicholson

Tom Nicholson is a corporate travel industry veteran who has held roles on the buyer and supplier side of the business.  Tom is the Portfolio Development Director for the United Airlines UATP program for the US.  He has also served in the consulting division of American Express Global Business Travel, in sales roles with Hertz, and Travel & Transport as well in travel manager roles at Facebook and AT&T.  

Congratulations to the following 2016 Award recipients
President’s Award  
Chris Martin, ATPI
Allied Member of the Year   Chris Maguire, Parking Spot
Direct Member of the Year   Rebeca Palatka, Pacific Drilling


2016 TBTA Professional Development Scholarship Recipients

Platinum $3,000   Bobby Scott
  Michelle Osterhaus
Diamond $2,500   Chris Martin
Gold $1,750   Anna Price
  Taylor Clonts
Silver $1,000   Dell Rosepink
  Rachel Lin

2017 TBTA TED Scholarship Award Recipients

Alecia McGuire
Dora Rodriguez
Jennifer Wallington
Alexandria Prejean
Terrolyn Mitchell
Toni Rodgerts
2016 Chapter President's Council (CPC) Scholarship Recipients
Michelle Osterhaus Ensco
Lisa Stanford BP


Each year the Chapter Presidents Council of GBTA honors a select group of experienced travel professionals with the elite Business Travel Professional Service Award. These GBTA members have distinguished themselves as industry leaders who have devoted themselves to their company, their association, their fellow business associates and have made contributions to the business travel industry. Ten recipients received an engraved plaque awarded at the Global Leaders Dinner in conjunction with the GBTA Annual Convention.   

Congratulations to TBTA members Ellen Meyer, Marathon Oil and Cyndy Thompson, Academy Sports and Outdoors for winning this prestigious award.  



The Texas Business Travel Association is the premier professional trade organization providing a forum for the exchange of ideas between managers of corporate travel, travel industry suppliers, and regulatory agencies. TBTA is committed to enhancing the travel profession by sponsoring educational and informational programs for its members, and by providing top-rated speakers to address travel-related issues, concerns and current "hot topic" items.

TBTA is an excellent venue for the sharing of travel-related information and professional expertise, and is an organization focused on perfecting the science of business travel management.

2016 Golf Tournament Sponsorships








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