A Welcome from The President, Laurie Etcheverry

Welcome to the GBTA – Rocky Mountain Chapter (GBTA-RMC).

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to welcome you.  First, let me start by saying – we are in the midst of the most challenging time our business travel community has ever experienced.  Who could have imagined this industry would be so severely impacted as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We know many of our industry colleagues have been so adversely effected by this pandemic, with furloughs and layoffs, some not returning to the travel industry at all.  It’s a very sad situation to say the least but we are committed to the ongoing support and continued development of our members and those in the greater business travel community.

The Rocky Mountain Chapter brings together travel industry professionals representing both suppliers and buyers for networking opportunities, the exchange of ideas and professional development to enhance the business travel profession.  We accomplish this by sponsoring quality educational programs for our members and guests, by featuring industry experts, who address current travel-related issues and topics and sharing best practices. From our monthly Denver’s Buyers Club calls, our educational meetings, and our philanthropic events, we trust our members will find these to be beneficial and a great value. 

Given the current changes occurring in our industry, there’s never been a more fitting time to join. We would love to have you join us at our meetings. Get involved, join a committee or volunteer, it’s a great way to meet your industry colleagues, network and make new friends.

Please feel free to reach out to me or any of our board members with ideas, advice or questions you may have about GBTA-RMC.  

On behalf of the entire GBTA-Rocky Mountain Board I invite you to join us at one of upcoming events, they may not be in person right now, but we are excited to see you.

Yours truly,

Laurie Etcheverry

GBTA-RM Chapter President