About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of the GBTA, New Jersey Chapter is to:

  • Offer members high-quality educational programs that feature industry experts that provide innovative thoughts and insights
  • Present opportunities to network with industry peers and exchange best practices
  • Provide active members the opportunity to apply for scholarships that will help to further their professional development.
  • Work with various charitable organizations that have a positive impact on the State of New Jersey and the business travel community

 

Message from the President

 Joanne McNellis Coelho, GTP, GLP

Dear New Jersey Industry Colleagues,

GBTA’s New Jersey chapter was founded in 1966 and is the second longest-standing chapter of the Global Business’ Travel Association. Our membership is comprised of professionals involved in all aspects of business travel including; travel management, technology, airline, meeting/events, ground transportation, hotel, and procurement.

In this, our 55th year, our primary focus continues to be to offer members high-quality programs that feature industry experts that provide cutting-edge information and insights. As a member of the New Jersey Chapter of GBTA, there are many opportunities to network with industry peers and share best practices. Members also have access to valuable resources designed to help them become more effective and efficient in their daily roles.

In cooperation with GBTA, we work diligently with United States’ representatives and senators as national members lobby and advocate for policies that support business travel. Their successes have made positive impacts on travel around the world. As important, we are dedicated to giving back to our communities. We work to donate time and/or make financial contributions to various local charitable organizations that have a positive impact on the State of New Jersey and the business travel community.

In a year where the uncertainty of beloved industry is still relevant, we encourage industry colleagues to reach out to us should they need assistance with membership/meeting costs, networking, or a job search,

On behalf of the entire GBTA’s New Jersey Board, I invite you to join us at one of our upcoming events. Please reach out to our Membership team with any questions you may have.

We hope to see you in person very soon! 

Yours truly,

Joanne McNellis Coelho, GTP, GLP

President, GBTA, New Jersey