Committees

    Community Outreach

    Every two years, the association and members nominate a local charity to provide financial and volunteer support as our way of giving back to our community.   The Community Outreach committee is chaired by the Past-President and co-chaired by the member who nominated the organization.   

    This year, due to an overwhelming response, the Texas Business Travel Association has elected two outstanding organizations to support for the 2016-2017 year.  

    The organizations, His Grace Foundation and Project 88, are Houston organizations that are passionate about their cause and graciously accept our support.

    Chair
    Alissa Hennon
    Royal Sonesta Houston
    2222 West Loop South
    Houston , TX 77027
    713-850-2845

    e-mail: ahennon@sonesta.com
    Chair

    Chris Martin
    Wings Travel Management
    14919 Stablewood Downs Ln
    Cypress , TX 77429-5259
    832-816-4243

    e-mail: Chris.Martin@wings.travel

     

    Education

    The Primary role of the Education & Programs Committee is to develop educational programs for monthly meetings.

    • Select and/or approve topics and speakers for monthly meetings and our Direct Only sessions

    • Facilitate travel arrangements and payment for services for visiting speakers.

    • Develop the meeting topic overview for our website at least one month in advance of each educational session.

    • Select and purchase speaker/sponsor gifts and present on-site or mail with personal thank you note.

    • During the years when TBTA is the host for the Texas Educational Day event, this committee works as a co-committee for that event, handling the educational topics and speakers

    • Survey our membership annually to determine topics of educational interest

     

    Chair
    Neil Hammond
    GoldSpring Consulting
    2609 Izoro Bend
    Cedar Park , TX 78613
    512-551-2638

    e-mail: neil@goldspringconsulting.com
    Chair
    Molly Walsh
    Delta Air Lines
    1707 Mossy Stone Drive
    Houston , TX 77077
    832-971-9016

    e-mail: molly.walsh@delta.com
    Member
    Heidi MacMillan
    Houston Premium Outlets
    29300 Hempstead Road
    Suite 400
    Cypress , TX 77433
    281-304-1670x4
    281-304-5824
    e-mail: hmacmillan@simon.com
    Member
    Michelle Osterhaus
    Ensco
    5847 San Felipe, Ste. 3774
    Houston , TX 77057
    713-917-2272

    e-mail: mosterhaus@enscoplc.com
    Member
    Belinda Pridgen
    American Airlines
    938 Kingwood Drive
    Apt 732
    Kingwood , TX 77339
    817-919-7243

    e-mail: belinda.pridgen@aa.com
    Member

    Cheryl Reed, GTP
    United Airlines
    600 Jefferson Street
    HQJSL
    Houston , TX 77002
    713-324-0526

    e-mail: cheryl.reed@united.com
    Member
    Norma Rohrbach
    Areka Consulting
    3911 Oak Wood Drive North
    Pearland , TX 77581
    813-220-6485

    e-mail: nrohrbach@areka-consulting.com

     

    Finance
    Chair
    Matt Assolin
    Nikko's Worldwide Chauffeured Services
    17815 Red Oak Dr
    Houston , TX 77090
    713-789-0809
    713-789-0809
    e-mail: matta@nikkoslimos.com
    Chair
    Mark Molaison
    ATPI Griffinstone
    2211 Norfolk Street
    Houston , TX 77098
    7135351443

    e-mail: MMolaison@griffintravel.com

     

    Golf Tournament Committee

    All types of help are needed to make this annual event a success and noone needs to know how to golf to be involved either!

    We need people to help with the logistics of the event, to help get signs printed and put them out on the day of the tournament, to solicit for auction donations, to help with registration onsite, to direct people where to go at the clubhouse and so very much more............

    There are opportunities to help before the tournament, during the tournament and after the tournament.

    Please sign up and you will receive emails about the upcoming committee conference calls and the plans for the event. We welcome everyone's help and support!

    The biggest thank you is the great feeling when TBTA is able to hand a most needed check over to our charity and see the good works that result from this event!

    Chair

    Mike Donohue
    CWT Energy Services
    23915 Enchanted Xing
    Katy , TX 77494
    281-574-5342

    e-mail: mdonohue@carlsonwagonlit.com
    Chair
    Nick Fassino
    Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
    10401 Centrepark Drive
    Houston , TX 77043
    972-880-5889

    e-mail: steven.n.fassino@ehi.com
    Chair
    Kenway Hua
    CityCar Services Worldwide
    37 Lyerly St
    Houston , TX 77022
    713-772-5277
    713-772-6556
    e-mail: khua@citycarservices.com
    Member
    Andrea Allen
    G6 Hospitality LLC
    4001 International Parkway
    Carrollton , TX 75007
    214-402-3244
    214-758-2005
    e-mail: aallen@g6hospitality.com
    Member
    Jennifer Cookson
    CWT Energy, Resources & Marine
    950 Corbindale Rd
    Suite 200
    Houston , TX 77024
    713-369-1264

    e-mail: jcookson@carlsonwagonlit.com
    Member
    Wilray Cormier
    TEXAS AIR SHUTTLE
    4530 Haviland Falls Drive
    Humble , TX 77396
    832-257-0493

    e-mail: wilrayc@gmail.com
    Member
    Iris Davis
    Carlson Wagonlit Travel
    950 Corbindale Road
    Suite 200
    Houston , TX 77024
    713-407-9654
    713-407-9737
    e-mail: idavis@carlsonwagonlit.com
    Member
    Jamie Jackson
    CGGVeritas
    10300 Town Park Drive
    Houston , TX 77072
    832-351-1091
    832-351-8741
    e-mail: jamie.jackson@cgg.com
    Member

    Holly McTague
    Halliburton
    9949 West Sam Houston Parkway North
    Houston , TX 77064
    281-575-4147

    e-mail: holly.mctague@halliburton.com
    Member
    Tracy Ramsey
    The Visa Team
    5225 Katy Freeway
    Suite 323
    Houston , TX 77007
    713-203-7590

    e-mail: tramsey@thevisateamusa.com
    Member
    Tammy Shearer
    Candlewood Suites I-10 East
    1020 Maxey road
    Houston , TX 77015
    832-338-2198

    e-mail: dos.candlewoodeasthouston@gmail.com
    Member
    Trey Smith
    Carlson Wagonlit Travel
    950 Corbindale Rd
    ste. 200
    Houston , TX 77024
    713-407-9762

    e-mail: trey.smith@carlsonwagonlit.com
    Member
    Lori Stuart
    Wyndham Houston West Energy Corridor
    10750 N Gessner Road
    Houston , TX 77064
    281-807-3700

    e-mail: lstuart@wyndham.com
    Member
    John Velandia
    Waste Management
    1021 Main St
    Houston , TX 77002
    832-798-2243

    e-mail: john_velandia@yahoo.com
    Member
    Donna Volkerding
    Marriott Houston North
    255 N Sam Houston Pkwy E
    Houston , TX 77060
    281-248-0035
    281-873-5956
    e-mail: donna.volkerding@interstatehotels.com
    Member
    Gail Watson
    Frontica
    15923 echo lodge
    Houston , TX 77095
    281-793-4638

    e-mail: gail.watson11@yahoo.com
    Member
    Marifer Zambrano
    L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles
    777 Avenue L'Auberge
    Lake Charles , LA 70601
    713-443-8687

    e-mail: marifer.zambrano@ldlmail.com
    Member
    John Zowin
    CAREY INTERNATIONAL
    405 Victory Ave
    South San Francisco , CA 94080
    415-265-5983
    650-829-1513
    e-mail: john.zowin@carey.com

     

    Government Relations

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    One of the primary benefits of TBTA membership is support from an effective Government Relations program. Part of the industry’s collective voice is at the state and local level where TBTA's Government Relations program and its members get involved. 

    What We Do: 

    Government Relations advocates policies that benefit the business travel industry. Along with GBTA & Chapter members across the country, we educate members of Congress, their staff, and agency officials about:

    •          How business travel stimulates economic and jobs growth
    •          Government policies that facilitate business travel
    •          Government policies and taxes that discourage or impede business travel
    •          Benefits of efficient travel buying and selling

     

    How You Can Make a Difference:
    Get involved! Government representatives need to hear from you - their constituents - about policies that facilitate rather than impede business travel. Unwise policies cost the business travel community time, money, and business opportunities. From increasing risk-based passenger screening to modernizing the air transportation system to expanding access to the U.S. through the Visa Waiver Program, your representatives need to know that their actions/voting decisions matter to you.

    The 11th Annual Chapter Challenge is ON!

    GBTA is challenging its chapters to engage their elected officials. The Chapter Challenge runs through July 7, 2017. Chapters meeting these 4 tasks will be recognized as Chapter Challenge Partners, and TBTA needs your help in order to win for the 6th year in a row! 

    • Appoint a member of your Chapter/Affiliate to be the Advocacy Liaison
    • Invite an elected official to speak at a Chapter/Affiliate meeting or host a GBTA Advocacy Related meeting
    • Send a letter on behalf of the Chapter/Affiliate to its Senator or Representative endorsing a GBTA endorsed bill or vote
    • PAC Fund Goal – Raise a minimum of $1,500 (30% of membership must contribute)

     

    Business Travel PAC is the bipartisan GBTA USA political action committee or PAC. As the only federally recognized PAC representing the business travel industry, it gives the industry another voice in the political process. Through Business Travel PAC, GBTA members educate and financially support members of Congress who understand the value of business travel and support pro business travel interests. When government policies can make such a big difference in your lives – and the success of your employer and the business travel industry – participation in the political process is essential. 

     

    Chair

    Chris Maguire
    The Parking Spot
    1600 Hwy. 71 East
    Austin , TX 78742
    512-300-6348
    512-385-0542
    e-mail: cmaguire@theparkingspot.com
    Chair

    Rebeca Palatka
    Pacific Drilling
    11700 Katy Freeway Suite 175
    Houston , TX 77079
    832-255-0660
    713-583-5777
    e-mail: r.palatka@pacificdrilling.com
    Member
    Benjamin Coleman
    DistributionNOW
    7402 N. Eldridge Pkwy
    Houston , TX 77041
    281-823-4922

    e-mail: ben.coleman@dnow.com
    Member

    Alecia McGuire
    Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
    14900 Gulf Freeway, Ste. A
    Houston , TX 77034
    409-651-0748

    e-mail: alecia.mcguire@ehi.com
    Member

    Ellen Meyer
    Marathon Oil Company
    5555 San Felipe
    Houston , TX 77056
    713-296-2958
    713-499-3373
    e-mail: ewmeyer@marathonoil.com

     

    Membership
    The primary role of the Membership Committee is to recruit and retain TBTA members. 
     
    • Committed to consistently attending monthly TBTA meetings

    • Work to develop and implements creative ideas for increasing membership, with a primary emphasis on increasing direct membership and therefore benefit all members.

    • Coordinate a buddy program to mentor and introduce new members to current members and get them involved in the chapter.

    • Coordinate new member orientation sessions to be facilitated by the TBTA Secretary and attended by Officers.

    • Work to insure retention of members and encourage renewals

    • Coordinate with the Registration/Hospitality Committee to host a New Member table at each monthly event.



     

    Chair
    Kenway Hua
    CityCar Services Worldwide
    37 Lyerly St
    Houston , TX 77022
    713-772-5277
    713-772-6556
    e-mail: khua@citycarservices.com
    Chair
    Terrie Tillman
    United Airlines
    1600 Smith Ste 1636G 16th Floor
    Houston , TX 77002
    713-324-2103
    713-324-2354
    e-mail: terrie.tillman@united.com

     

    Officer Nominating
    Chair

    Holly McTague
    Halliburton
    9949 West Sam Houston Parkway North
    Houston , TX 77064
    281-575-4147

    e-mail: holly.mctague@halliburton.com
    Chair

    Ryan Zielinski
    The Westin at The Woodlands
    2 Waterway Square Place
    The Woodlands , TX 77380
    713-385-4962

    e-mail: ryan.zielinski@westinwoodlands.com

     

    Public Relations

    Primary role is to bring positive attention to the Texas BTA and its members’ professional/company interests.

    • Committed to attending all Texas BTA Meetings & Networking Events.

    • Solicit and encourage Texas BTA membership by coordinating publication of TBTA membership activities and accomplishments in a professional manner in appropriate industry and other local publications.

    • Take/collect photos during TBTA related events

    • Share photos and meeting recap content with the webmaster and the Social Media Chair

    • Perform other duties as assigned by the President.

    • Post updates & photos of events and interest on our TBTA Facebook & LinkedIn pages

    • Increase viewership of our TBTA website & Facebook and LinkedIn pages

    • Be the voice of TBTA on Twitter & Instagram

    • Involve our membership in the "social voice" of the chapter

     

    Chair
    Mary Ann Harvey
    Wings Travel Management
    15995 N. Barkers Landing Rd
    Suite 230
    Houston , TX 77079-2469
    713-973-1393
    713-973-1360
    e-mail: MaryAnn.Harvey@Wings.Travel
    Chair

    Dell Rosepink
    Hilton Houston Post Oak
    2001 Post Oak Blvd
    Houston , TX 77056
    713-968-1344
    713-961-1557
    e-mail: dell.rosepink@hilton.com
    Chair
    Erica Seigneur
    Texas Western Hospitality
    1550 Barker Cypress
    Houston , TX 77494
    281-829-2600

    e-mail: erica.seigneur@marriott.com
    Member
    Catherine Lengers Beyt
    TMI Hospitality
    234 S. Maple Glade Circle
    The Woodlands , TX 77380
    2812924521

    e-mail: catherine.beyt@tmihospitality.com
    Member
    Lori Clark
    Premier Transportation
    1341 W. Mockingbird Ln.
    Suite 201 W
    Dallas , TX 75247
    214-351-7000
    214-351-7020
    e-mail: lori1@premierofdallas.com
    Member
    LaTonya Edmeade
    Oakwood Corporate Housing
    10646 W. Little York
    Suite 350
    Houston , TX 77041
    832-316-4758

    e-mail: ledmeade@oakwood.com
    Member
    Ruby Ezzell
    TownePlace Suites by Marriott - Galleria
    5315 S. Rice Avenue
    Houston , TX 77081
    7136647494

    e-mail: ruby.ezzell@marriott.com
    Member
    Rebecca Meyers
    Melia Hotels International
    800 Brickell Ave, Suite 1000
    Miami , FL 33131
    832-244-2015

    e-mail: Rebeccam@sol-group.com
    Member
    Cindy Morse
    Shell Oil Company
    910 Louisiana St.
    OSP 9
    Houston , TX 77002
    713-241-8669
    713-241-3619
    e-mail: cindy.r.morse@shell.com
    Member
    Matt Ontiveros
    Springhill Suites by Marriott Houston Westchase
    5851 Rogerdale Rd.
    Houston , TX 77072
    832-300-0200
    832-300-0220
    e-mail: m.ontiveros@springhillwestchase.com
    Member
    Raphael Pasdeloup
    CWT Energy, Resources & Marine
    950 Corbindale Road
    Suite 200
    Houston , TX 77024
    832-985-8458

    e-mail: rpasdeloup@carlsonwagonlit.com
    Member
    Jose Sanchez
    Courtyard by Marriott - Houston Galleria
    2900 Sage Rd
    Houston , TX 77056
    832-325-6358
    832-623-5845
    e-mail: jose.sanchez@whitelodging.com
    Member
    Stephen Scott
    Le Meridien Houston Downtown
    1121 Walker St.
    Houston , TX 77002
    214-470-8169

    e-mail: steve.scott@lemeridienhoustondowntown.com
    Member
    Piero Taliente
    Korean Air
    3100 South Gessner, #203
    Houston , TX 77063
    713-502-8518

    e-mail: ptaliente@koreanair.com
    Member
    Thomas Walsh
    SuperShuttle/ ExecuCar
    1707 Mossy Stone Drive
    Houston , TX 77077
    832-627-2456

    e-mail: walsh.thomasj@gmail.com

     

    Registration/Hospitality

    Primary role is to assist with the TBTA Monthly Meeting registration process & assist welcoming our New Members onsite. This committee works with the membership committee to host New member meetings.

    • Committed to consistently attending monthly TBTA meetings.

    • Perform the registration process at monthly meetings and events as needed.

    • Arrive to assist with registration preparation 15 minutes prior to the opening of registration.

    • Assist in distribution of name badges and facilitating registration process.

    • Assist in greeting & directing attendees as they arrive at the registration desk and/or entrance to meeting

    • Assist in collection of name badges at the close of the monthly meeting.

    • Meet & assist New Members onsite

    Chair

    Alecia McGuire
    Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
    14900 Gulf Freeway, Ste. A
    Houston , TX 77034
    409-651-0748

    e-mail: alecia.mcguire@ehi.com
    Chair
    Carlos Sierra
    Lodgic Hospitality
    601 West Texas Ave
    Webster , TX 77598
    281-369-5712
    281-369-5712
    e-mail: carlos.sierra@lodgichospitality.com
    Member
    Danielle Beckcom
    HelmsBriscoe
    22 Spring Basket Trail
    The Woodlands , TX 77389
    832-517-1058

    e-mail: DBeckcom@HelmsBriscoe.com
    Member
    Brittany Brown
    Courtyard by Marriott Houston Energy Corridor
    12401 Katy Freeway
    Houston , TX 77079
    281-496-9090

    e-mail: brittany.brown@marriott.com
    Member
    Kim Doiron
    Carlson Wagonlit Travel, ERM
    950 Corbindale
    #200
    Houston , TX 77024
    832-746-4598

    e-mail: kim.doiron@carlsonwagonlit.com
    Member
    David Golida
    655 North Sam Houston Parkway East
    Houston , TX 77060
    832-413-2572

    e-mail: david.golida@pillarhotels.com
    Member

    Lynnanne Hamel
    Hilton Garden Inn North Houston Spring
    23535 Northgate Crossing Blvd
    Spring , TX 77373
    832-791-2264
    281-528-2905
    e-mail: hamel@raymondteam.com
    Member
    Shannon McKinney
    ATPI Griffinstone
    2211 Norfolk Street
    Suite 300
    Houston , TX 77098
    713-392-9255
    713-255-7947
    e-mail: shannon.mckinney@atpi.com
    Member
    Sylvia Molina
    Hilton University of Houston
    4800 Calhoun Road
    Houston , TX 77004
    832-531-6313
    832-531-6330
    e-mail: sylvia.molina@hilton.com
    Member
    Nasyim Segal
    Drury Hotels
    28099 I- 45 N
    The Woodlands , TX 77380
    888-363-8962
    888-273-5320
    e-mail: nasyim.segal@druryhotels.com
    Member

    Ryan Zielinski
    The Westin at The Woodlands
    2 Waterway Square Place
    The Woodlands , TX 77380
    713-385-4962

    e-mail: ryan.zielinski@westinwoodlands.com

     

    Scholarship

    Please Congratulate the following winners of the 2017 Professional Development Scholarship.   If you are interested in the 2018 application, please connect with anyone on the committee below.


    Platinum $3,000    Kendra Gleason
      Lisa Standford
       
    Diamond $2,500   Holly McTague
       
    Gold $1,750    Nikki Leeds
      Nick Fassino
       
    Silver $1,000    Rebeca Palatka
      Alecia McGuire
      Toni Rodgers
     
    Chair

    Chris Martin
    Wings Travel Management
    14919 Stablewood Downs Ln
    Cypress , TX 77429-5259
    832-816-4243

    e-mail: Chris.Martin@wings.travel
    Chair
    Anna Price
    Sysco Corporation
    1390 Enclave Parkway
    Houston , TX 77077
    281-584-5995

    e-mail: price.anna@corp.sysco.com
    Member
    Michelle Osterhaus
    Ensco
    5847 San Felipe, Ste. 3774
    Houston , TX 77057
    713-917-2272

    e-mail: mosterhaus@enscoplc.com
    Member

    Dell Rosepink
    Hilton Houston Post Oak
    2001 Post Oak Blvd
    Houston , TX 77056
    713-968-1344
    713-961-1557
    e-mail: dell.rosepink@hilton.com
    Member
    Bobby Scott
    P.O.BOX 310034
    Houston , TX 77231-0034
    8323359666

    e-mail: bwscott@gmtravelconsulting.com

     

    Social Events

    Primary role is to plan the "fun" social events for TBTA and increase the ROI for our members with networking opportunities and community service events.

    • This committee will plan social networking events, community service projects and holiday event parties. 

    • This committee requires a time commitment of about 4 hours (maximum) each month, noting that prep for the holiday party will require slightly more commitment.

    Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

    • Set up and registration at each networking event

    • Adding value to the social events through additional ways to network, incentives, and promotions

    • Liaising with the official TBTA charities to offer community service projects

    • Complete planning and execution of the holiday party event.

     

    Chair
    Martha Arellano
    Omni Houston Westside
    10315 Mantle Ct
    Houston , TX 77065
    281-977-6908

    e-mail: martha.arellano@omnihotels.com
    Chair
    Shannon McKinney
    ATPI Griffinstone
    2211 Norfolk Street
    Suite 300
    Houston , TX 77098
    713-392-9255
    713-255-7947
    e-mail: shannon.mckinney@atpi.com
    Member
    Josh Goldberg
    Newland Chase
    11111 Katy Freeway, Suite 910
    Office 906
    Houston , TX 77079
    619-606-6680

    e-mail: josh.goldberg@newlandchase.com
    Member
    Kenway Hua
    CityCar Services Worldwide
    37 Lyerly St
    Houston , TX 77022
    713-772-5277
    713-772-6556
    e-mail: khua@citycarservices.com
    Member
    Lynn Ripley
    Oakwood Corporate Housing
    10646 W. Little York
    Ste.350
    Houston , TX 77041
    832-372-7923

    e-mail: lripley@oakwood.com
    Member
    Piero Taliente
    Korean Air
    3100 South Gessner, #203
    Houston , TX 77063
    713-502-8518

    e-mail: ptaliente@koreanair.com
    Member
    Carol Tomko
    Meetings & Events Planner
    8506 Wyndham Village Dr
    Houston , TX 77040
    281-989-1646
    281-807-9366
    e-mail: cjtomko@gmail.com

     

    Texas BTA Legacy

    The mission of the Texas BTA Legacy Committee is to record and compile the chronological history of the Texas Business Travel Association (TBTA).   Our primary responsibility is to keep track of activities and achievements associated within the organization through the compilation of documents, photographs and interviews.  

    Chair

    Ellen Meyer
    Marathon Oil Company
    5555 San Felipe
    Houston , TX 77056
    713-296-2958
    713-499-3373
    e-mail: ewmeyer@marathonoil.com
    Member
    Erica Seigneur
    Texas Western Hospitality
    1550 Barker Cypress
    Houston , TX 77494
    281-829-2600

    e-mail: erica.seigneur@marriott.com
    Member

    Ryan Zielinski
    The Westin at The Woodlands
    2 Waterway Square Place
    The Woodlands , TX 77380
    713-385-4962

    e-mail: ryan.zielinski@westinwoodlands.com