Leadership

Bonnie Lorefice, Chief Executive Officer and Founder

corporate travel CEOBonnie founded CorpTrav in 1976 with three employees. Bonnie’s dedication to providing the highest quality customer experience has led to CorpTrav becoming one of the largest privately-held corporate travel management firms in the United States.

Bonnie’s passion and vision to build a corporate travel management company delivering superior, personalized client service while using the latest technologies to improve business travel program ROI has shaped CorpTrav into the organization it is today. Bonnie’s ongoing commitment to the highest standards of customized business travel solutions has brought continual success and growth to our clients worldwide.

Mona Blankshain, Chief Business Development Officer

corporate travel executives CBDOMona has a comprehensive knowledge of corporate travel management, having served as a corporate travel agent, an event planner, and a salesperson; training sales personnel; working in client services; and serving in management and executive roles, including president of evening planning, director of sales, and COO. Mona graduated from DePaul University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Marketing and is actively involved in all aspects of CorpTrav, with an emphasis on sales, marketing, and operations.

Gerry Lazar, Chief Financial Officer

CorpTrav-CFO-Gerry-LazarGerry joined CorpTrav in 1996 with more than 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 a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and from DePaul University with a Master of Business Administration in Finance.

Ron Veno, Vice President of Global Sales

CorpTrav Global Corporate Travel SalesRon came to CorpTrav in 2015 after 22 years in the travel industry and eight in the oil industry. He is responsible for developing and implementing company sales strategies; managing and developing the sales staff; and closing new business. He also serves on CorpTrav’s executive board in developing the direction for the company. Ron has a BS degree in business from Westfield State University and an MBA in marketing from Boston College. His career has taken him to 85 countries on seven continents.

Julie Fields, Senior Managing Director of Operations

CorpTrav Corporate Travel Operations Managing DirectorA 32 year veteran of the travel industry, Julie started her career in 1984. After graduating from travel school, she began working for the airline industry, later transitioning into the travel management world and holding leadership roles at multiple levels. At CorpTrav, Julie provides oversight for day-to-day operations, drives technology development, leads tactical decision-making, and maintains vendor contacts. Her main focus is end-to-end process improvement and technology utilization.

Gina Maylath, Senior Managing Director; Global Accounts

CorpTrav-Managing-Director-Gina-MaylathGina 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 Senior 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 company-wide policies and procedures.

Iliana Lara, Director of Operations

CorpTrav Corporate Travel Operations  DirectorIliana brings more than 17 years of experience in the travel industry, including roles as an agent (VIP and International), manager, and online booking tool administrator. She also has over six years of experience in customer service and call center management, managing bilingual teams and growing as a leader. In her current role, she manages the day-to-day operations of CorpTrav’s call center floor, providing leadership, motivation, guidance, and training to CorpTrav’s travel consultants.