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Global Traveler fetes the winners of the 2009 GT Tested Awards

Global Traveler, the only ABC-audited publication for frequent business travelers, honored the winners of the 2009 GT Tested Awards at a gala reception held on Jan. 21. More than 300 members of the travel industry attended the event, held at the newly opened Andaz Wall Street.

Forty-three award winners were honored at the reception. Honorees flew in from around the world, including Korea, Amsterdam and Dubai. Acceptees included top-level executives; among the elite were airline and hotel general managers, vice presidents and managing directors. See below for a complete list of attendees.

The night's guest of honor was Oscar-nominated actor Terrence Howard. Howard was on hand to congratulate winners and kick off GT's annual silent auction, which launched March 1 at

For a complete recap on the event, pick up a copy of Global Traveler's March 2010 issue or visit the website at

The following accepted awards at the annual event:

Graham Atkinson
United Mileage Plus

Jim Baxter
Vice President, North America

Nihan Bekar
Turkish Culture and Tourism Office

James Bermingham
Managing Director
Montage Laguna Beach

Jens Bischof
Vice President, the Americas

Frank Bowling
The Montage Beverly Hills

Ken Bright
Vice President of Marketing, Americas
Singapore Airlines

Paula Butler
Senior Director of International Public Relations
Marriott Hotels and Resorts

Dawn Callahan
Vice President, Consumer Marketing
Boingo Wireless

Richard Chambers
Vice President, Leisure Marketing, Luxury Brands
Hilton Corporation

David Chen
General Manager, NYC
EVA Airways

Emily Cho
Director, passenger marketing and sales
Korean Air

Fatima da Gloria De Sousa
Director, Brand and Communications

Apo Demirtas
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Jumeirah International

Sinead El Sibai
Manager of Events, Advertising and Media Coordination
Dubai Duty Free

Ja Joon Goo
General Manager, cabin crew planning
Asiana Airlines

Jorge Goytortua
Vice President, Sales, USA & Canada
Mexicana Airlines

Hoyt Harper
Senior Vice President and Global Sheraton Brand Leader
Starwood Hotels and Resorts

Pam Hufnagel
Director of Marketing Management, Voice Services
AT&T Wireless

Sara Kearney
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Park Hyatt

Nadeem Khan
Country Manager
Qatar Airways

Patrick Khoury
Senior Director of Sales, USA
Air Canada

Nobuhiro Kurisaki
Vice President and Director
All Nippon Airways

John Massey
Manager, Marketing Programs and Industry Affairs
Air India

Timothy McMahan
Manager, Inventory Management and Distribution
American Airlines

Dan Melfi
Assistant Deputy Director of Aviation
Denver International Airport

Robin Middleton
Regional General Manager
Etihad Airways

Slawomir Noszczak
General Manager
LOT Polish Airlines

Ellen O'Connor
Chief Administrative Officer and Managing Deputy Commissioner
Chicago O'Hare

Chang-Gyu Park
Group Executive Director
Incheon International Airport

Andrianna Pischos
Manager, In-Flight Catering Product
Air Canada

Annette Reantragoon
General Manager
Swiss International Air Lines

Melissa Rose
Vice President, Marketing

Jose Sampol
Director, North America
TAM Airlines

Gary Schweikert
Vice President, Americas and General Manager
Jumeirah Essex House

Steve Sickel
Senior Vice President, Distribution and Relationship Marketing
InterContinental Hotels Group

Anne Tedesco
Vice President, Marketing Communications
British Airways

Antonio Temporini
Senior Vice President, North America

Alison Tucker
Sales Director
Air Pacific

Tom Voss
The Grand Del Mar

Charley Wilson
Managing Director, Corporate Communications and International Advertising
American Airlines

Rui Yang
Deputy General Manager
Air China

Andrea Zaretsky
Vice President, Membership Rewards Marketing
American Express

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