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.

Education

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

Members:
Mark Paganelli, The University of Tennessee
Aaron Cervantez, Trinity University
Teresa Athan, University of Washington
Laney Armstrong, Tulane University

Logistics

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

Members:
Joe DeMille, Sheraton
Jimmy Romo, Delta Airlines
Mark Paganelli, University of Tennessee

Marketing

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

Members:
Laney Armstrong, Tulane University
Carolynn Blankenship, University of Michigan
Cathy Young, University of Illinois
Joe DeMille, Sheraton
Shauna Kane, Delta Airlines
Christina Gruen, Chrome River
Beth Perez, E&I

Consultants:
Ann Siegle, Marketing Acuity

Membership

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

Click here to for the Membership Committee Roster and Contact Information

Registration

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

Members:
Michelle Perry, Conlin Travel
Teresa Athan, University of Washington
Mark Paganelli, University of Tennessee

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

Members:
Andy Lowell, Enterprise Holdings
Jimmy Romo, Delta Airlines
Joe DeMille, EDU Hospitality Consultants

 

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