About Us

Welcome to the GBTA - St. Louis Chapter also known as the St. Louis Business Travel Association 

2017-2019 GBTA - St. Louis Chapter Officers:

President - Julie Matheny, Travel Plex

Vice President - Mattie Yallaly, Perficient

Treasurer - Jeannette Conner, AFB International

Secretary - Lori Keely, Arch Coal

Business Development Director - Brian Klimaski, JED Transportation

Government Liaison Director - Ryan Benhoff, Enterprise Holdings

Communications Director - Becky Schlereth, Watlow

Programs Director - Amy Yount, Oakwood / Execustay Midwest

Membership Director - Cyndi Brasken, Hilton St. Louis Frontenac

Past President/Chairman - Gerri Lashley, Switch


All board members serve the same two-year term. The current board serves the full calendar years of 2018 and 2019. Our next elections take place online and are announced at the September chapter meeting.

Our 2019 committees are: 

Golf Tournament Committee:

Julie Matheny, Brian Klimaski and Ryan Benhoff – co-chairs

Lori Kelly, Joanne Luetkemeyer, Sandy Yahl, Myra Kellerman, Andrew Wrozek, Phyllis Baker, Penny Trenter, Danita Dease, Jenny Buchheit, Francine Dreste, Shannon Vines

Scholarship Committee:

Lori Kelly – chair

Roz Morgan, Brian Klimaski, Jeanette Conner, Becky Schlereth


Elections Committee:

Gerri Lashley– chair

Ryan Benhoff, Robyn Mitchell

Education Day Committee:

Mattie Yallaly – chair

Shannon Vines, Jenny Buchheit, Paige Burton, Phyllis Baker, Roz Morgan, Gerri Lashley and Jennifer Walker


Holiday Party Committee:

Mattie Yallaly – chair

Brian Klimaski, Beth Wheeler, Robyn Niedringhaus, Shannon Vines, Andrew Wrozek, Myra Kellerman, Justin Morris and

Stephanie Watts