The Global Business Travel Association appointed Dorothy Dowling, SVP/chief marketing officer for Best Western Hotels & Resorts, president of its Allied Leadership Council. Dowling, a 30-year industry veteran and recipient of the organization’s 2018 GBTA Allied Member of the Year award, has served as vice president for the council since 2013 and will continue to shape the organization’s strategic direction.
“Dowling brings a wealth of experience to her new post,” said Christle Johnson, GBTA president.“Known for driving positive change within Best Western Hotels & Resorts and the industry in general, we have every confidence she will contribute significantly to GBTA’s continued evolution.”
Dowling will continue as chair on the Strategic Advisory Board for WINiT by GBTA, a network centered around the advancement of women professionals in hospitality.
“I am proud to be the first woman to be named president of the ALC and to have the privilege to work with my industry colleagues on the GBTA and WINiT boards to co-create innovative solutions for member companies to affect change in the industry,” said Dowling.