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POSTPONED - Stay Tuned!
The New Normal Of Travel - Virtual Panel

As we move to the next phase of these uncertain times, it is time we look at how this pandemic has changed the American travel industry. It is important that we all have a true understanding of these key practices and guidelines across the industry so that we may demonstrate leadership and inspire confidence in travelers by showing that we are focused on their health and safety. 

Join us on Thursday, June 4th at 11 a.m. Central Time for a virtual panel discussion on Travel Post COVID-19. Information regarding panelists and meeting login information is below. We look forward to seeing you then!

Mark Ziegler, Senior Travel Manager at NetApp


Mark Ziegler is Senior Travel Manager at NetApp in Silicon Valley. He is a veteran of the travel industry with over 38 years of experience. He has worked for more than one travel management company, an airline, and a GDS. In 2000 he moved to the travel buyer side. He is the current President of the Bay Area Chapter of GBTA, GBTA CPC President, and a member of the GBTA Board of Directors. He resides in Rocklin, California and is a proud grandfather!


Alice Walsh, VP of Sales and Marketing at Aimbridge Hospitality

  Alice Walsh has over 20 years in the hospitality business and is currently a VP of Sales and Marketing with Aimbridge Hospitality, the leading hospitality management company with over 1,400 hotels worldwide. In her role as VP of Sales Alice oversees the National Sales Team effort for the global portfolio and key ownership relationships as well as hotels in major markets including New York, Boston and DC. Alice is passionate about dog rescue and is often found trying to teach her dog, Willa, new tricks.  

Shane Downey, VP of Government Relations and Volunteer Relations at GBTA

  Shane Downey is VP of Government Relations and Volunteer Relations at The Global Business Travel Association. In addition to serving as GBTA’s lead lobbyist in Washington, D.C. Shane oversees GBTA’s volunteer engagement including GBTA Chapters, Committees, and grassroots political activity. Shane has worked at GBTA since 2006, achieving many legislative successes and expanded the profile of GBTA on the Hill and abroad. Shane received his B.A in History from The Ohio State University and served in the United States Marine Corps and is a Desert Storm veteran.
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+1.408.419.1715 (United States(San Jose))
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Meeting ID: 200 014 139

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Welcome To Mid South Area Business Travel Association! 

What does the MSABTA do?

Founded in 2003, MSABTA provides an important forum for the exchange of information, education and ideas among its members, who include representatives from local corporations and leading travel industry suppliers. Our emphasis is on working together to better understanding new and emerging travel management practices.

MSABTA is committed to enhancing the travel profession by sponsoring educational and informational programs for its members, and by providing top-rated speakers to address travel-related issues, concerns and current "hot topic" items.

It is an excellent venue for the sharing of travel-related information and professional expertise and is an organization focused on perfecting the science of business travel management.

Serving West Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas and Mississippi

Global Business Travel Association

MSABTA is an affiliate of the Global Business Travel Association (NBTA), whose members represent major corporations and travel suppliers throughout the United States. Along with MSABTA, the national organization provides members with information on the latest technical and service advantages within the industry, as well as current legislative issues involving travel costs and safety matters affecting business travel.

Registration for the June 4, 2020 meeting is FREE!!!
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Your 2020 MSABTA Officers:

  • President - Shana Crittenden, Interstate Hotels & Resorts
  • Vice President - Donna Peer-Wooldridge, Barr Brands
  • Secretary - Phyllis Smith, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Treasurer - Susan Mays, Employee Travel Specials
  • Chairman - Susan Mays, Employee Travel Specials