Governmentwide Travel Advisory Committee (GTAC)
|Nan Marchand Beauvois||U.S. Travel Association|
|Claudia Bonetti||Lockheed Martin|
|Erin Choquette||DAS, State of Connecticut|
|David Flynn||Department of Health and Human Services|
|Kathy Lane||National Corporate Housing|
|Emily Morrison||Department of Treasury|
|Patrick Moscaritolo||Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau|
|Fred Schwartz||Asian American Hotels Owners Association|
|Bryan Scott||Enterprise Holdings|
|Rick Singer||Society of Government Travel Professionals|
|Paul Somogyi||Marriott Hotels|
|Mark Stansbury||Lockheed Martin|
|Dane Swenson||Department of Defense|
Nan Marchand Beauvoisis
is the Senior Director, National Council Relations, overseeing the National Council of State Tourism Directors, the National Council of Attractions, Destination Council, Meeting & Incentive Travel Council and is also the general manager of ESTO. In 1992, Marchand was named Santa Monica Industry Partner of the Year for her contributions to the community’s travel industry. She was featured as a ‘Rising Star” in Travel Agent Magazine in 1997, and twice named one of the 200 most powerful women in the travel industry in subsequent issues of the magazine.
Claudia Bonetti serves as Corporate Travel Manager, Global Agency Operations for Lockheed Martin Corporation.Claudia joined the Corporation’s Human Resources Department at corporate headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. She began in November 1983 as Manager, Travel Services. In her present position, she manages Lockheed Martin Corporation’s global agency program and is in the process of finalizing the implementation of a consolidated global travel program. Her responsibilities include the oversight of the agency operations, and working closely with the agency account management team to introduce cost effective solutions for the global travel program. She also provides customer service support and travel policy guidance for employees in three (3) of Lockheed Martin’s major business areas.
Erin O'Brien Choquette is the Senior Policy Advisor to the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Administrative Services. As a Senior Policy Advisor, one of Ms. Choquette’s responsibilities is to develop, formulate and implement administrative policies, programs and operations, including policies and regulations relating to travel and state fleet vehicle usage. Additionally, Ms. Choquette advises DAS about mileage reimbursement, per diems and the impact of the Fair Labor Standards Act and other state and federal laws on employee travel.
David Flynn serves as Director of the Program Support Center’s Transportation Services within the Department of Health and Human Services. Mr. Flynn manages the entire HHS transition to the new federal travel system, E-Gov Travel Service 2. In his role as the head of Transportation Services, Mr. Flynn manages a $400+ million annual budget and develops and executes strategies to streamline the travel process for nearly 100,000 users and 220,000 annual travelers. Under his leadership, Transportation Services’ annual revenues have increased by $45 million through the launch of new business lines.
Cindy Heston has over 20 years of corporate global travel and events management experience, strategic sourcing and solutions management, and a recognized travel and meetings industry innovator. Cindy has expertise in global meeting and event strategic meetings management with over 600 events annually. Also experienced in global travel supplier management, which includes airline, on-line booking tools, lodging (events and business travel), travel agency, corporate card systems, electronic reimbursement systems, global distribution systems, ground transportation, and global international travel security responsibility (Duty of Care strategy and execution).
Kathy Lane serves as Director of Government Programs for National Corporate Housing, a global temporary housing provider. National Corporate Housing offers some of the best available housing options across the globe that provides quality corporate housing and flexible housing programs customized to meet the traveler’s specific requirements, such as short and long-term housing and furnished apartments. These apartments include all the essentials necessary for an extended stay - from quality furniture, housewares, linens, and electronics to high-speed Internet, utilities, expanded cable, and more.
Emily Morrison is an Agency Travel Manger, Director of Administrative and Travel Operations and Treasury-wide. Emily investigates, researches, and resolves customer service issues regarding travel policy. Emily executes domestic and foreign travel coordination for all Senior Treasury officials. Provides training to Departmental travelers on regulations and policy, including developing new Departmental policies when required. Ensuring all travel is conducted in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulation and maintaining travel budgets for various offices including payment for travel contracts.
Patrick B. Moscaritolo is President and CEO, Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau. Over 25 years of working with the hospitality industry. Patrick previously served as the Director of Logan Airport, Boston. Patrick works with lodging members and travel companies throughout the entire New England region, which affords him the opportunity to represent a variety of perspectives. Through partnerships they work to stimulate tourism and to drive business to Greater Boston. Currently Boston is the 24th most traveled to city by Federal employees.
Brian Nichols' experience includes 11 years in Strategic Procurement Services (SPS) for the Deloitte U.S. Firms preceded by 12 years in the hospitality industry. As Director of Travel Services and Meetings Sourcing, he is responsible for sourcing of the Deloitte U.S. Firms’ $636 M in managed travel spend, off-site meetings and all operations servicing 50,000 travelers located in the U.S. and India. Very active in the travel industry, he chaired the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Hotel Committee 2004-2005 overseeing administration of the hotel industry standard RFP format and was named one of the top 25 most influential travel executives in 2006 by Business Travel News Magazine. Brian has an MBA from the University of New Haven, a BA in Communications with a minor in Economics from the University of Iowa, and is Green Belt certified in Lean Six Sigma process improvement. He lives in Shelton, CT with his wife and two daughters.
As President of AAHOA, Fred Schwartz helps direct the association, whose more than 11,000 members own more than 20,000 hotels in the United States, with a hotel valuation exceeding $128 billion. He joined AAHOA in 1996 and became President four years later. He also more than doubled the Atlanta host hotel network from 200 to 440 hotels. A veteran in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years, Fred has held several senior management positions. Under his leadership, AAHOA has increased its membership from 3,000 in 1996 to more than 11,000 in 2013.
Bryan J. Scott serves as Director of Government Business for Enterprise Holdings, North America’s largest and most comprehensive car rental company, Bryan manages the relationship with the U.S. federal government for the company’s Enterprise Rent- A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. Bryan develops and implements government marketing strategies; maintains close working relationships with key decision makers; and acts as a liaison between Enterprise Holdings field sales personnel and key national contacts.
Rick Singer is the Executive Director of the Society of Government Travel Professionals (SGTP), a trade association representing the government travel sector. Government travel, which includes federal, military, and state, travel, represents nearly $15 billion in annual expenditures. As the Executive Director of the Society of Government Travel Professionals (SGTP), Rick’s passion for developing strategic partnerships and alliances is shaping the direction of government travel. He has served in this position since 2007.
Paul L. Somogyi is a Director of Sales at Marriott International, Inc., a leading global lodging company with more than 3,700 hotel properties in 73 countries and territories. During his 25 years with Marriott, Paul has developed expertise in meeting the lodging needs of government customers through a range of sales leadership roles at the property, regional and national levels. Since 2007, Paul has served as the segment leader for Marriott’s government sales effort, with responsibility for the company’s overarching federal customer engagement and sales strategies. He monitors government-wide travel patterns while providing direction and training to the field, including a team of over 100 sales associates exclusively dedicated to government accounts.
Mark A. Stansbury serves as the Manager of the Global Travel & Event Services organization at Lockheed Martin Corporation. As the Manager of Global Travel & Event Services, he is responsible for leveraging the Corporation’s travel and event spend and implementing industry best practices in order to maximize best value to the Corporation. The Global Travel & Event Services organization manages all aspects of Corporate Travel including airline, rental car, lodging, train, and event venue agreements. Mark’s organization is responsible for over $450M in travel and event expenditures annually. Mark has over 16 years of Global Supply Chain experience.
Dane Swenson is currently Chief of Travel Transformation at the Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Personnel and Readiness. In this role, Dane is responsible for the strategy and oversight of the Department’s Defense travel Enterprise reengineering effort. This major effort crosses travel policy, technology, programs, and customer service and will ultimately result in significant efficiencies and travel improvements throughout the enterprise.