THE COMMITTEES

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COMMUNITY & ENGAGEMENT

Chair: Beth Tofel
Advisor: Jennifer Steinke

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

DATA

Co-Chairs: Andrew Slaiby and Erik Mueller
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 INCLUSION & EQUITY

Co-Chairs: Carol Fergus and Linda Bekoe
Advisor: Paul Johannes

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

Co-Chairs: Katie Virtue and Gaurav Sundaram

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

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Recruitment

MENTORING

Chair: Michelle (Mick) Lee
Advisor: Mike Daly

Our mission is to support colleagues in all facets of the career journey - preparing for job search, promotions, leveraging transferable skills, how to remain relevant and foster your career, and how to secure a mentor to guide you along the way.

MARKETPLACE

Co-Chairs: Maryellen Yeager and Lisa Simpkins
Advisors: Kyra Dieteren and Kathy Goodwin

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.

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Sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY

Co-Chairs: Glenn Thorsen and Lynne Good
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

TECHNOLOGY

Co-Chairs: Karoline Mayr and Peter Psaltakis
Advisor: Louise Miller

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

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TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Co-Chairs: Darlene Fitzsimmons and Patty Ferris
Advisor: Michelle Grant

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.

VERTICALS

Co-Chairs: Billy Bos and Anne Blythe
Advisor: Lesley O'Brien

To ensure all industries within travel are represented by TAMS

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