The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 7,000- plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. For forty years the Association has dedicated itself to the professional development of its members and the advancement of the business travel management community through advocacy, education and training and networking opportunities.
Through the efforts of its member committees, volunteers and professional staff, GBTA monitors developments in worldwide business travel and provides time-sensitive research and critical industry information. The association also takes the industry's story to the media and the public, and acts as a key advisor to the industry's interests on Capitol Hill. Committed to the advancement of the business travel profession, GBTA offers numerous education programs, training and certifications and holds an annual international convention.
TITLE: Vice President Government Affairs
REPORTS TO: Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer
The successful candidate will be the senior executive in charge of government affairs for a global trade association and will be responsible for setting and executing the association’s public policy agenda. Serves as the trade association’s ambassador to government. Analyzes, interprets and prioritizes legislative and regulatory actions and develops campaigns aimed at bringing about beneficial policy results. Interacts with legislators and regulators and acts as a liaison between them and the trade association. Will register as a lobbyist. Focuses mainly on U.S. government issues, but the association also operates internationally and considers international issues from time to time. In addition, the VP GA will work closely with GBTA members and committees to define and represent the interests of business travel community, advocating on behalf of the more than 7,000 members, suppliers and buyers, who make up the GBTA membership, is paramount to the success of this position.
The position is based in Alexandria, Virginia.