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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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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
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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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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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Julie Sickel
Julie Sickel
Editor
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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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JoAnn DeLuna
JoAnn DeLuna
Associate Editor
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JoAnn DeLuna has reported on the travel industry since 2006. Before moving to New York in 2010, JoAnn was based in Europe for four years, reporting on financing airplanes and leisure travel. Previously, she was a crime and education reporter/photographer for daily newspapers along the U.S./Mexico border in her home state of Texas.

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