THE COMMITTEES

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COMMUNITY & ENGAGEMENT

Chair: Beth Tofel and Shari Lavarone
Advisor: Jennifer Steinke

Share the vision of global membership as the ‘voice of TAMS’, liaising with committees, and other interested parties, and supporting recruitment, engagement of new members, and travel service.

DATA

Chair: Andrew Slaiby
Advisor: Mike Daly

A centralized conversation on travel industry data, that aims to evolve the latency, accuracy, and breadth of data across the travel industry

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DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

Chair: Nisa Ford
Co-Advisors: Carol Fergus and Linda Bekoe

Break through current thinking and behaviour to create a less biased space across the corporate travel industry.

FINANCE

Chair & Advisor: Mark Williams

To establish and maintain the financial structure and status of TAMS at the highest level in order to ensure a long life for the organization

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GOVERNANCE

Chair & Advisor: Cheryl Benjamin

To establish and maintain an equitable balance of exposure and opportunity across all committees.

INNOVATION & DISRUPTION

Chair: Susan Lichtenstein
Advisor: Katie Virtue

Create an environment in which entrepreneurs looking to disrupt corporate travel can come to build, learn, and collaborate.

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Marketplace

MARKETPLACE

Chair: Lee Courtney
Advisors:  Michelle Grant

Create a place where the corporate travel community can meet and interact. A virtual ‘marketplace’ where people may exchange information, knowledge, and ideas. An online venue which will be open, inclusive, and easy to enter. Starting as a virtual facility, it can evolve to hold physical conferences and events. Above all, the marketplace aims to be transparent, unbiased, and sustainable. A new global business travel forum for the entire corporate travel community.

SUSTAINABILITY

Chair: Pat Charla
Advisor: Cheryl Benjamin

The TAMS Sustainability Committee will produce jointly developed and mutually agreed upon information and mechanisms to address sustainability issues in business travel and meetings

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TECHNOLOGY

Chair: Aash Shravah
Advisor: Karoline Mayr

To raise the standard for technology knowledge and adoption in business travel and meetings.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
& CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Co-Chairs: Susan Shaid and Norma Rohrbach
Advisor: Patty Ferris

Mission: To provide the TAMS community quality training and developmental opportunities.

Vision: To provide the opportunity to enhance personal and professional growth with practical and applicable resources.

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VERTICALS

Chair: Billy Bos
Advisor: Lesley O'Brien

To ensure all industries within travel are represented by TAMS

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