GBTA welcomes two vice presidents of business development

Laurin Talley Ensslin and Peggy Miller Dolphin join GBTA

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry, welcomes two talented vice presidents of business development, Laurin Talley Ensslin and Peggy Miller Dolphin.

Ms. Ensslin and Ms. Dolphin will each serve as Vice President of Business Development in the redesigned global business development team at GBTA. As GBTA continues to expand globally, both Ms. Ensslin and Ms. Dolphin will join a newly created team that is completely account management focused, providing all accounts a specific contact for all their needs around the globe. The Global Business Development Team is responsible for an expansive platform of event sponsorship and media placements that include the Global Business Travel magazine, digital media and global industry events as well as GBTA’s flagship, the GBTA Annual Convention.

Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, and Chief Marketing Officer, Edward Silver said, “Both Laurin and Peggy come to GBTA with significant sales, leadership and strategic experience within the travel and media industry. With their extensive experience they will help grow and shape the future of the global business development department for the betterment of the association and the industry. I am pleased to have both of these talented executives join our team.”

Laurin Talley Ensslin comes from National Geographic Global Media in Washington, D.C., where she served as Brand Manager. She was responsible for creating and selling cross platform programs for travel accounts in the Southeast and the Caribbean. She was responsible for branding campaigns, many strategic partnerships and sponsorships with companies and entities all over the world. Prior to that, Ms. Ensslin worked in leadership roles  for several associations and top media companies including  Ziff Davis (Meetings & Conventions magazine), Meredith Corporation, Time Inc. and BizBash, an event resource company providing online information and conferences to educate meeting planners.

Peggy Miller Dolphin comes from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in New York City, where she most recently served as the Director of Corporate Account Sales, The Americas. There she was responsible for the top 150 multi-national accounts for the U.S. and Canada. She also worked closely with the regional sales colleagues worldwide on global account management and strategic performance. Prior to that, she served as the Vice President of Global Sales at Dav El Chauffeured Transportation Network in Boston, MA. There she was responsible for creating a national sales organization with a strong brand identity.

Ms. Dolphin will be based out of North Carolina and Ms. Ensslin will be based at the GBTA headquarters in Alexandria, VA. They join their colleagues, Mr. Rich Markus, based out of San Francisco, CA and Melanie Garrett, based out of London, England. Both are also vice presidents of business development.

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