SCTEM is run by a dedicated group of volunteer members who willingly give their time and expertise to serve on committees that do the work of SCTEM.

In return, they forge deep and lasting relationships with their colleagues, work to advance knowledge in travel and expense management and bring their experience to the industry’s only organization devoted exclusively to higher education.


Our mission is to continue to grow the SCTEM Membership, to share best practices and to stimulate engagement throughout the year. One key objective is to also assure we make a proactive outreach to encourage attendance to our Annual Conference.

Committee Chair:
Joe Demille
Geneva Finley

Committee Members:

Laney Armstrong, Tulane University
Teresa Athan, University of Washington
David Capossela, American Airlines
Joe DeMille, EDU Hospitality Consultants
Emily Duchene, University of Pittsburgh
Kimberly Egan, United Airlines
Geneva Finley, Gonzaga University
Judith Fograscher, University of British Columbia
Nick Glasnapp, Southwest Airlines
Melissa Guenther, Corporate Travel Planners
Robin Hanselman, Chrome River
Paul Harris, E&I Cooperative Services

Joe Helpa, Onriva
Tori Jackson, Liberty University
Derek Johnson, SAP Concur
Heather Knight, Airbnb
Jill Laforte, Wyndham
Ralph Maier, E&I Cooperative Services
Lynn Meadows, Virgina Tech
Kyle Metcalf, Texas A&M
Jason Moore, Enterprise Holdings
Ernie Perez, Delta Air Lines
Darrin Robertson, University of Utah


We are responsible for the overall theme of the conference and conference agenda content, including session topics, session speakers and keynote speaker.

Committee Chair:
Carolynn Blankenship

Laney Armstrong, Tulane University


Our mission is to ensure all those speaking at SCTEM are taken care of, from travel arrangements to AV needs and greeting them when they arrive.  We are also tasked with handling the logistics for the scholarship awardees, working with the venue on room set up and AV for all sessions and events.

Committee Chair:
Teresa Athan

Joe DeMille, Kingsmill Resort
Jimmy Romo, Delta Airlines


The Registration Committee manages the online registration process for the annual conference. Additionally, we work on-site at the conference to ensure all SCTEM attendees receive necessary fulfillment items and have a positive experience.

Committee Chair:
Jill Dawson

Michelle Perry, Conlin Travel
Teresa Athan, University of Washington


The Marketing Committee works to promote SCTEM as the “go-to” resource for its members when they need industry specific content and best practices. We do that through our: digital presence online, annual conference and member interaction.

Committee Chair:
Jeff Derr

Laney Armstrong, Tulane University
Carolynn Blankenship, University of Michigan
Cathy Young, University of Illinois
Christina Gruen, Chrome River
Beth Perez, E&I

Supplier Engagement

The Supplier Engagement Committee is responsible for recruiting and communicating with vendors in the travel and expense industry to support SCTEM by becoming a member and potential sponsor for the annual conference. We provide a variety of sponsor level packages, a vendor tradeshow, supplier focused educational sessions, and digital marketing opportunities.

Committee Chair:
Cathy Young

Andy Lowell, Enterprise Holdings
Jimmy Romo, Delta Airlines
Joe DeMille, Kingsmill Resort