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His Grace Foundation provides physical, emotional and financial support for the patients and their familes on the Bone Marrow transplant unit at Texas Children's Hospital.  

Project 88's purpose is to create outlets and strategic collaboration that connect students to further their education.  Project 88 is committed to helping high school students become competitive college applicants and leaders in their community.




Wednesday, September 14th, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Hilton Houston Galleria Area Hotel

Formerly Hilton Houston Southwest

6780 Southwest Freeway, Houston Texas 77074


Topic:  Super Bowl LI

Guest Speaker:  Sallie Sargent

Sallie Sargent, President and CEO Super Bowl Host Committee who will speak to the membership on the preparations the city is making to host this National PRIME TIME event on February 5, 2017.

Guest Speaker:  Matt Slinkard


The Houston Police Department’s Assistant Chief of Police, Matt D. Slinkard, Homeland Security Command – Super Bowl Incident Commander will highlight how the City of Houston is preparing for increased security, plus what hoteliers and companies need to know to help travelers prepare who are visiting Houston for the week leading up to the event.


TBTA Charitable Donations Request:

His Grace Foundation - www.hisgracefoundation.org - would like to request the following donations:

  • Adult Coloring Books (boy & girl)
  • Crayola thin tip markers or color pencils  
  • Footies & Fun Socks - all ages
  • Uno Card Game & Decks of Cards
  • Any type of hand held toy for 2 & Under
  • Starbuck's gift cards
  • Travel size toiletries

The mission of His Grace Foundation (HGF) is to provide physical, emotional, and financial support for the patients and families on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU) of Texas Children’s Hospital.


Congratulations to the following 2015 Award recipients
President’s Award  
Rachel Lin, Halliburton
Staci Pokorney, Halliburton
Allied Member of the Year   Chris Maguire, Parking Spot
Direct Member of the Year   Jamie Jackson-Overby, CGGVeritas


2016 TBTA Professional Development Scholarship Recipients

Platinum $3,000   Bobby Scott
  Michelle Osterhaus
Diamond $2,500   Christopher Martin
Gold $1,750   Anna Price
  Taylor Clonts
Silver $1,000   Dell Rosepink
  Rachel Lin

2016 TBTA TED Scholarship Award Recipients

Jennifer Wallington   Drury Hotels
Ellen Meyer   Marathon Oil
Alecia McGuire   Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
Taylor Caubarreaux   Crowne Plaza Houston Downtown
Gail Watson   Frontica Business Solutions
Alexandria Prejean   ATPI Griffinstone
2016 Chapter President's Council (CPC) Scholarship Recipients
Michelle Osterhaus Ensco
Lisa Stanford BP


Each year the Chapter Presidents Council of GBTA honors a select group of experienced travel professionals with the elite Business Travel Professional Service Award. These GBTA members have distinguished themselves as industry leaders who have devoted themselves to their company, their association, their fellow business associates and have made contributions to the business travel industry. Ten recipients received an engraved plaque awarded at the Global Leaders Dinner in conjunction with the GBTA Annual Convention.   

Congratulations to TBTA members Ellen Meyer, Marathon Oil and Cyndy Thompson, Academy Sports and Outdoors for winning this prestigious award.  



The Texas Business Travel Association is the premier professional trade organization providing a forum for the exchange of ideas between managers of corporate travel, travel industry suppliers, and regulatory agencies. TBTA is committed to enhancing the travel profession by sponsoring educational and informational programs for its members, and by providing top-rated speakers to address travel-related issues, concerns and current "hot topic" items.

TBTA is an excellent venue for the sharing of travel-related information and professional expertise, and is an organization focused on perfecting the science of business travel management.

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