The Global Business Travel Association has honored Stephen Gheerow, Travel Services Manager, Ford Foundation, and Connie Smith, Manager of Global Services, McCain Foods as Direct Members of the Year.  The Direct Member of the Year award recognizes a buyer member whose efforts have had significant benefits for GBTA and the business travel industry.

Allied Member of the Year honors went to Dorothy Dowling, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Best Western Hotels & Resorts. This award recognizes an Allied Member whose dedication, enthusiasm and hard work have generated significant benefits for the Association and the industry.

The awards were presented during GBTA Convention 2018 Aug. 11-15 in San Diego.