The committees listed below are considered to be the Standing Committees of GBTA - New York City. Other committees may be added as needed or on an ad-hoc/task force basis.

Social Media Committee

This committee oversees all social media channel marketing and activities related to NYCBTA. This committee will be responsible for ensuring the NYCBTA's social media accounts are providing the most up-to-date and useful information to the business travel community.  The committee will ensure all postings are communicated to the appropriate Board Members to ensure continuity throughout all marketing areas including the website. The committee is also responsible for getting more membership involvement and for bringing in new potential members via social media promotions. 



 Frank Gallo           Kym Hoover
 Addison Lee          Strategic Solution Partners

Committee Members:


 Tiffany Sovann       Grace Knowlton
 sbe Hotels             Blackstone Group

Membership Committee

This committee is responsible for all NYCBTA membership lists and providing updated lists to the Officers and Board of Directors prior to each board meeting. The Membership Committee shall recruit new members for NYCBTA and be responsible for correspondence regarding membership. The Membership Committee shall review and approve new members. Any questionable application shall be presented to the Board for arbitration.


 Michael Burnett            

 Michael Burnett
 EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services

Committee Member:

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 Nathan Goodman
 Time Hotels

Venue Selection Committee

This committee is responsible for site selection and contract negotiations of NYCBTA and Board Meetings, menu selection for NYCBTA Meetings & Events and all Board Meetings, procurement of host for cocktail reception of NYCBTA Meetings, audio-visual equipment and authorizing invoices pertaining to site contracts. Responsible for meeting surveys and getting the results posted on the Website.


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 Jane Pearsall
 Best Western® Hotels & Resorts 

Committee Member: 

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 Annie Ramos-Molina
 HHM Hospitality

Finance Committee

This committee is responsible for creating the NYCBTA’s annual budget and assisting departments to create and manage special event budgets. The treasurer will lead the Finance Committee and work in conjunction with special event committee chairs to create and manage special event budgets. 


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 Martin Schneider
 American Airlines

Committee Member:

 Gabe Crespo

 Gabe Crespo
 American Airlines

Sponsorship Committee

This committee is responsible for working with direct and supplier members to create sponsorship opportunities that will allow them additional exposure to our targeted audience and also give NYCBTA additional resources to support our overall purpose/goal.  Activities include:

  • Review current sponsorship opportunites and make recommend updates or changes to the board.
  • Solicit sponsors for upcoming year beginning in 3rd quarter.
  • Coordinate sponsorship recognition with program committee.
  • Write thank you notes to sponsors.


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 Donna McGovern
 The Art of Hospitality

Committee Member:

 Brian Ricciardi

 Brian Ricciardi
 World Travel Inc.