SCTEM Committees

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:
Marie Peterson, The Ohio State University
Mark Paganelli, The University of Tennessee
Aaron Cervantez, Trinity University
Teresa Athan, University of Washington
Laney Armstrong, Tulane

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, EDU Hospitality Consultants
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:
Carolynn Blankenship, University of Michigan
Cathy Young, University of Illinois
Joe DeMille, EDU Hospitality Consultants
Linda Wilson, Gonzaga University
Robin Hanselman, Chrome River
Danielle Piergallini, American Airlines
Shauna Kane, Delta Airlines

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
Teresa Athan

Members:
Derek JohnsonConcur Technologies
Aaron Cervantez Trinity University
Crystal Timmerman, Anthony Travel
Darrin Robertson, The University of Utah
Andre Simmons, University of Georgia
Jeffrey Levin, Northwestern University
Geneva Finley, Gonzaga University
Judith Fograscher, University of British Columbia
Melissa Guenther, Corporate Travel Planners
Matt Libke, Christopherson Business Travel
Christine Chapman, Delta Airlines
Libby Galvan, American Airlines
Joe Wallace, Air Plus
Jim Prouty, Chrome River/ Robin Hanselman (alternate)
Dorian Keller, Enterprise Holdings Inc.
Laney Armstrong, Tulane University

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
Debbie Gulliver, Michigan State University
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
Debbie Gulliver, Michigan State University
Joe DeMille, EDU Hospitality Consultants