March Educational Program

March 20, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Tommy Bahamas Restaurant
15205 N Kierland Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85284

Welcoming Guest Speaker: 

Arizona Senator Tyler Pace, Vice Chair of the Arizona Senate Commerce Committee

Hear his thoughts on creating jobs and other issues impacting Arizona as well as what's happening in the Senate today!

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Do you have a "Risk Response" set for legislative issues impacting your travel program?  Government Relations is so much more than the politics covered in the news.  Government Relations can lead to increased costs, grounded travel and travel policy problems.

The GBTA Government Relations team will give you an inside look of U.S. and EU policies, proposals being debated and the impact they could have on business travel. Topics will include the new U.S. Congress, the impact Brexit is having, Canada's legalization of marijuana and increasing global travel costs across air, hotel and ground transport.

Politics and government relations can be exhausting, yet Instead of just shaking your head and turning the channel, you need to be educated as to how this is impacting your job.  Don't be left at the gate.

This presentation has been approved for 1 GTP Credit


Presented by:

Shane Downey

Shane Downey

Shane Downey is the VIce President of Government Relations at The Global Business Travel Association, the voice of the $1.4 trillion business travel industry.  GBTA is the world's largest organization representing this sector and counts among its members more than 9,000 business travel professionals across six different continents.

In addition to serving as the association’s lead lobbyist in Washington, D.C. Shane oversees a countrywide grassroots campaign and the Business Travel PAC. He also leads GBTA's efforts with EU officials in Brussels.  Shane has worked at GBTA for 10 years and he has achieved many legislative successes and worked to raise the profile of GBTA on the Hill and abroad.

Prior to joining GBTA, Shane was a Senior Associate at a lobbying firm in Washington, D.C. and before that Shane worked on several Congressional Campaigns.

Shane received his B.A in History from The Ohio State University.  Shane also served in the United States Marine Corp and is a Desert Storm veteran.

Senator Tyler Pace

Tyler Pace is a native 5th Generation Arizonan, born and raised in Mesa.  From an early age, his father cultivated in him the importance of hard physical work and the value of teamwork in accomplishing objectives.

He considers himself a "product" of Mesa Public Schools' outstanding teachers, who instilled in him a deep appreciation for lifelong learning. He went on to study at Arizona State University.

After obtaining his BA from ASU, Tyler began his career as an entrepreneur, starting, acquiring and merging several companies.  He currently owns and operates several businesses in Mesa and employs more than 30 individuals. He says he finds no greater satisfaction than that of creating sustainable jobs that his employees can be proud of. He believes in fueling the entrepreneurial spirit and intends to be a job creator his entire life.

Tyler is married to his beautiful wife Jordann, whom he met in Student Council at Mt. View High School in Mesa. Together they are experiencing the joys and responsibilities of raising their three young children. 

In 2018, Tyler ran for the Arizona State Senate with the intention to 1) improve educational opportunity for all students, 2) focus on economic growth and quality job creation and 3) return the rights and powers of healthcare to the patient. He is a champion of individual freedoms and believes the role of an elected official is to be steady, thoughtful and most of all without prejudice.

He was elected to represent Legislative District 25 and was sworn in on January 14, 2019 – his birthday.  

He currently serves on the Senate Education Committee, the Health and Human Services Committee, and is vice-chair of the Senate Commerce Committee.


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