OpenTravel Alliance Announces Member Leadership Positions

New York, NY, December 18, 2014 --( The OpenTravel Alliance, the travel industry's only distribution specification standards development organization covering multiple segments, today announces its Board of Directors and Interoperability Committee representatives.

“OpenTravel thanks our member companies for their input during this election process to bring the best suited individuals to represent the travel industry’s common distribution objectives,” said Cheryl Reynolds, Executive Director of OpenTravel. “We are confident this group of industry leaders will continue to implement and help drive member initiated projects including bi-annual publication of OpenTravel’s 1.0 XML schema and further development of our 2.0 model based schema project currently underway.”

Lisa Fues, OpenTravel Chair of the Board said, “Our focus on Interoperability remains a top priority and we are pleased to have representation from a wide ranging number of member companies and industry segments. I look forward to working with the Interoperability Committee and hearing their input on future distribution initiatives.”

Board of Directors
Lisa Fues, Marriott International
Director of Reservations, Inventory and Distribution

Shelly Terry, Sabre
VP, Supplier Merchandising
Vice Chair

Stuart Waldron, Travelport
VP of Architecture

John Mc Quillan, OpenJaw Technologies

Buddy Altus, Avis Budget Group
VP Distribution

Harold Dibler, Best Western International
Managing Director, IS Client Services & IS Development

Lisa Muret, InterContinental Hotels Group
VP of Revenue Systems Product Management

Joseph Sambuco, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Business Technology Delivery Manager

James White, The Hertz Corporation
Senior Director, Global Reservations and Rates IT Business Partner

Interoperability Representatives

Brian Byrne, Amtrak
Senior Principal Applications Systems Engineer

Dave Hollander, Travelport
Principle Architect

Gaurav Dogra, Sabre
Senior Manager Software Development

Ahren Starr, Marriott International
EPIC Manager

Kelly Strand, Pegasus Solutions
Senior Business Architect

Mark Musslewhite, Amtrak
Director, 3rd Party Distribution

Travel Integration
Randy Jones, Travelport
Senior Solutions Architect

Tony Williams, Travel Technology Initiative
Independent Consultant

About OpenTravel Alliance
The OpenTravel Alliance provides a community where companies in the electronic distribution supply chain work together to create an accepted structure for electronic messages, enabling suppliers and distributors to speak the same interoperability language, trading partner to trading partner. Additional information on OpenTravel or details about membership is available on or

OpenTravel Alliance contact: Cheryl Reynolds, Executive Director, at +1-415-295-4625 or
OpenTravel Alliance
Cheryl Reynolds
415 295 4625