Bonnie Lorefice, CEO and Founder
Ms. Lorefice received her degree from Northwestern University. She founded CorpTrav in 1976 with three employees, and to this day remains the CEO of what is now recognized as one of the largest woman owned travel management firms in the United States.
Her ongoing commitment and involvement has brought CorpTrav continual success and a solid reputation for quality, customized solutions. Her vision to build a travel management firm using the latest technology and delivering HighTouchSM client service while improving travel program ROI shaped CorpTrav into the organization it is today. Bonnie is driven by her commitment to her employees and is focused on excellence in the travel service industry.
Reflective of her high standards, Bonnie has earned these distinguished awards during her career:
- American Solutions’ 2010 Businesswoman of the Year
- The American Business Defense & Advisory Council’s 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year
- The Business Ledger/NAWBO Influential Women in Business, 2001
- American Biographical Institute Presidential Seal of Honor for exemplary achievements in the field of travel management, 2000
- Working Woman magazine America’s Top 500 Women-Owned Businesses, 1998 – 2000
- Chicago Area Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame Inductee, 1999
- Today’s Chicago Woman 100 Women Making a Difference, 1999
- Travel Agent magazine 200 Most Powerful Women Making a Difference in Travel, 1997
Mona Blankshain, COO
Mona has held various positions within CorpTrav since joining the company in 1986, including serving as President of Corporate Motivations, our group, meeting, and incentive division. Mona has a comprehensive knowledge of the travel industry, garnered by learning the travel industry from the ground up, starting with attending Travel School and working as a travel agent for several years. At CorpTrav, she has worked in nearly every department from sales and marketing to account management. She has also been a member of several trade organizations in the travel industry. As COO, Mona supports the work of our CEO and is actively involved in all programs and services including operations, IT, sales and marketing, and customer service.
Gerry Lazar, CFO
Gerry joined CorpTrav in 1996 with over 12 years of accounting experience. He currently serves as the CFO for CorpTrav, overseeing the Accounting and Finance departments. Gerry graduated from Northern Illinois University with his B.S. in Accounting and from DePaul University with an M.B.A. in Finance.
Jane Batio, President
Jane joined CorpTrav in 1984 as a team manager, and has since held a variety of management positions in CorpTrav’s key departments. In 1996, she was appointed President of CorpTrav based on her comprehensive industry knowledge and proven performance. She is active in the Association of Corporate Travel Executives and serves on many local and national travel advisory boards. Jane works closely with all departments, with a primary focus on Finance and Operations, and is also responsible for spearheading vendor negotiations and relationships.
Lisa Donovan Berry, Senior Vice President
Lisa joined CorpTrav in 1997 and is an experienced manager and educator with a proven ability to conduct needs assessments, develop and implement complex projects, forecast sales, and develop budgets. Lisa serves on many national travel advisory boards and stays current on industry trends. As Senior Vice President, Lisa oversees sales and marketing and works with all aspects of CorpTrav’s operations worldwide. She is actively involved in every facet of our global client partnerships.
Barb Lea-Maijala, Vice President
Barb joined CorpTrav in 1988 and is the recipient of many awards for outstanding service and dedication to our clients. She has worked her way up into executive management and her background includes implementation coordination, managing global consolidations, vendor negotiations, contract and policy development, training, and reservations management. Barb currently serves as Vice President and is an expert on Sabre. She helps manage day-to-day operations, conducts ongoing training with agents, and is also an Account Manager servicing clients.
Gina Maylath, Managing Director
Gina joined CorpTrav in 1992 and throughout her career has held numerous positions at CorpTrav. She has an extensive background in the realm of technology and has helped implement many of CorpTrav’s customized client programs including online booking program management. As Managing Director, Gina is responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations and customer satisfaction. She supervises the account management and customer service departments and introduces new companywide policies and procedures. She is adept at setting goals, monitoring work, and evaluating results to ensure that departmental and organizational objectives and operational requirements are met.