A Welcome from The President, Anne Blyth

Welcome to GBTA Rocky Mountain ChapterIt is an honor to represent you as president for the next 2 years, and lead an outstandingleadership Team. We are on a mission to continue to grow and move GBTA-RM to the next level. The Board and Committees have diligently met in focused brainstorming sessions to bring new innovative and creative ideas to our GBTA Rocky Mountain Chapter events - soon to be experienced by you as a member.

With the leadership of Education Director we focused on acquiring impactful speakers targeting topics you want to hear about. Along with these speakers we have worked hard to gain credits from GBTA for each meeting you attend. We are already reaching sell out numbers for these events.

 Taking on partnering with Universities and mentoring the Student Committee Chair our Direct Member are already rolling out new Student Programs. They are aiding in developing Metro State’s on campus TMC, Internship, mentorship, and participating in teaching a new Business Travel Class at Metro State along with other RMBTA members. We will present the new Student Scholarship program that they will be presenting at GBTA this year. GBTA has asked GBTA-RM to present our Student Program as a model for other Chapters to follow. In Collaboration with GBTA the Student program will be connected to GBTA’s Ladder Program and continues mentoring programs for students once graduated.

Allied Director and Marketing Chair and their Marketing Team have been a super power with our social media, advertising, PR, Publicity, and Sponsorship. On top of leading the Marketing Team we took on the huge task of learning and creating our new website. In addition the Marketing Team will be leading marketing and media for the GBTA Convention in partnership with Visit Denver and GBTA..

We have changed the Hospitality Committee to the “Ambassador Committee”. The interactive Committee will welcome guests and be members GBTA - RM information source.

 Membership Director is our amazing Membership leader and continues to grow our membership year over year. She was instrumental at providing us with a Direct Panel in 2015 to which we gained new Direct members.

 Philanthropy Director has been painstakingly planning our RMBTA Golf Tournament and partnering with other committees creativity and ideas - this year’s golf tournament will have new twists and fun. Stay tuned!

Past President ongoing passion and dedication to RMBTA is an asset to the new Board and Association development. With access to her knowledge and her ideas we are introducing a new event she will be leading - RMBTA “Hall of Fame”. Look for this event coming soon!

We add to RMBTAs recipe for success with the contributions and tireless efforts that Laura Melish - VP continues to bring to the table. She is an inspiration and a go to person mentoring every Board member and chair. You can always count on Laura as she is a plethora of information, and motivation not to mention a “get it done gal”.

We are lucky to have such a talented group of members leading GBTA-RM as we roll forward into 2018. Again I am honored to be your President! Thank you all for your support and belief in my leadership.

 

Anne Blyth
President, GBTA Rocky Mountain Chapter