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Welcome to NYCBTA

Dear Members, Sponsors, Speakers and Friends of NYCBTA,

We have been shocked and saddened by the information released about the executive leadership of the GBTA in the past few weeks.  The views expressed by the current CEO of GBTA are not reflective of the New York City Business Travel Association (NYCBTA).  Demeaning and incendiary words and actions should not negate the hard work, efforts and commitment of the staff of GBTA and the Chapters.

Chapters operate separately from GBTA but are linked by the Chapter Presidents Council (CPC).  The CPC gives the chapters the ability to share best practices and resources such as educational content, event sourcing and sponsorship practices.  NYCBTA is entirely a volunteer organization.  We contract out to a CPA to ensure that our taxes are correct and completed to ensure that we maintain our not-for-profit status.

Our plea is for the Board of GBTA to seriously think about the future of the association, putting aside all other bias, be it personal relationship or career advancement.  We must hold ourselves and others accountable. There are no excuses.  

Our city and industry were the epicenter of COVID-19. The New York City Business Travel Association Board has been working hard to make sure we continue to bring you education and resources that matter during these challenging times.  NYCBTA, founded in 1963, predates the NBTA/GBTA organization.  Over our 67 year history, we have had many challenges and triumphs.  We are and always will be committed to our members and the hospitality community in the NYC area.   

Thank you for the continued support of NYCBTA.

Yours in membership,
GBTA –New York City Chapter Board of Directors

Rosemary Maloney, President    ||    Kelly Ferrigno, Vice President 
Stephen Gheerow, Chairman    ||    Martin Schneider, Treasurer 
Annie Ramos-Molina, Secretary    ||    Edyth Adedeji, Director - Education Programs
Frank Gallo, Director - PAC/Government Affairs    ||    Kym Hoover, Director - PR/Marketing
Grace Knowlton, Director – Technology    ||    Donna McGovern, Director – Membership
Jane Pearsall, Chair – Events & Venues    ||    Brian Ricciardi, Director – Sponsorship

Information and Resources from GBTA:

GBTA issuing 12-month honorary memberships to all members who have lost their jobs or have been furloughed.

GBTA upgraded travel job board for those who are out of work or who might be hiring during this time.

GBTA Podcast: GBTA Industry Forum – Conversations with business travel leaders and CEOs across the industry about the coronavirus, its effects on the industry, and the ways in which companies are responding.

New webinars and other informative professional development courses can be found on the GBTA homepage.

Join the Conversation on the GBTA Hub



NYCBTA July Web Session 2: TBD

About the Session:
More info coming soon.

When:         July 2020
Your computer
When:         TBD


*Don't forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.  @NYCBTA

NYCBTA’s Commitment to You During COVID-19

Dear GBTA New York City Chapter Members,

We hope you and your families are thriving during this difficult time. As we come to grips with life being completely altered and uprooted by COVID-19, the commitment to our membership remains unchanged.

Words cannot describe the ache we all feel inside as many of our friends, peers and colleagues are being impacted by furloughs, layoffs and deep reductions in hours.  We are still learning what the lasting impact this pandemic will have on the global economy, especially for the future of our industry.

Your NYCBTA board members are here to support our members. We are here for you.

Staying connected and in touch is what makes a difference during these scary times:

  • Our monthly education sessions are being moved to a virtual platform until it is safe for us to meet in person again.
  • We are creating networking events via zoom calls.
  • We are adding relevant content to our social media, be sure to follow us on all channels.


We want to stay in communication with you so you can continue to receive all NYCBTA emails. Please log into your profile on the NYCBTA or GBTA sites to add your personal email, be sure to verify the address via the automated email sent by the site. If you are unable to log into your profile, please reach out to us at [email protected].

This is the time to use your network- reach out to connect and check in on each other. Everyone has feelings of unease right now and those are best resolved through a kind thought, a warm wish, or a friendly face.

We are sending positive thoughts of safety and sanity to you and yours.


Rosemary Maloney
President, NYCBTA Chapter

Donna McGovern
Director, Memberships

The New York City Business Travel Association (NYCBTA), an official Chapter of the Global Business Travel Association, was founded in 1953 and became a Chapter in 1968.  NYCBTA provides an important forum for the exchange of information, education and ideas among its members, who include representatives from corporations who buy or procure travel on behalf of their company employees and travel industry suppliers who sell their services. Our emphasis is on working together to better understand new and emerging travel management practices and improve the travel industry through advocacy.

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