BTN Group Editorial Team

Elizabeth West
Elizabeth West
Editor-in-Chief, Business Travel News & Travel Procurement
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Elizabeth took the helm of BTN and Travel Procurement as editor-in-chief in 2015, after 15 years reporting on the business travel and meetings industries. In previous roles, Elizabeth served as director of content solutions for ProMedia.travel, which merged with BTN in 2010. Prior to ProMedia.travel, Elizabeth was the editor-in-chief of MeetingNews magazine.

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Jay Boehmer
Jay Boehmer
Editor-in-Chief, The Beat
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Jay is the editor-in-chief of The Beat, The BTN Group's premium subscription newsletter on corporate travel distribution and technology. He started his career in 2002 with BTN and spent the following decade covering a succession of beats, from expense reporting and corporate payment to hotels, rental cars and airlines. Prior to being named editor-in-chief of The Beat in 2014, Jay was executive editor of The BTN Group.

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Amanda Metcalf
Amanda Metcalf
Managing Editor
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Amanda joined BTN and Travel Procurement as managing editor in 2015 after 15 years of experience in publishing, including 10 in business journalism. She has worked as a reporter for commercial real estate news source Bisnow and as managing editor for Commercial Property News magazine and for multiple F+W Media art publications.

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Michael B. Baker
Michael B. Baker
Senior Editor, Transportation
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Michael B. Baker joined BTN in 2006. Before taking over the transportation beat in 2014, Michael covered the lodging industry for BTN for eight years and also has covered expense and payment tools. He cut his journalistic teeth in the newspaper industry, covering business and industry for both The Press of Atlantic City and The Facts, a daily in the greater Houston area where he won awards for both breaking news and feature coverage.

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Julie Sickel
Julie Sickel
Editor, Lodging
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Julie joined BTN as the lodging editor in 2015. New to the travel industry but not to travel, she previously held editorial roles at American Cinematographer, The Indianapolis Star and other local news outlets.

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Adam Perrotta
Editor, Payment & Expense
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Adam joined BTN in 2018 after more than five years covering emerging payments and personal financial services for Paybefore magazine. He previously covered the commercial real estate sector as a reporter for Commercial Property News. A native New Yorker, he decamped to the opposite coast and has been based in Los Angeles for nearly a decade.

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Dawit Habtemariam
Dawit Habtemariam
Staff Writer & Assistant Editor
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Dawit Habtemariam writes daily stories, conducts research and assists BTN’s editorial staff. Before joining BTN in 2017, he wrote instructive content for Fortune 500 executives and startup founders.

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