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Kevin Iwamoto, GLP, GTP

Senior Vice President GoldSpring Consulting

Kevin brings more than 35 years of experience in corporate travel management to clients at independent travel management consultancy GoldSpring.

Prior to joining GoldSpring, Kevin served as vice president of industry strategy at Lanyon, where he was responsible for guiding the global strategies for engaging with buyers, associations and suppliers for Lanyon. He also worked with global key influencers across industries to raise awareness of the benefits of Strategic Meetings Management (SMM). He is considered one of the original founders of SMM and is acknowledged globally as a leading subject matter expert in the discipline.

Iwamoto is a former president & CEO of the Board of Directors for the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).  He has served on numerous association boards, most recently as a Board member for the US Council for the MPI Foundation.

Prior to joining Lanyon, Iwamoto was a senior global category manager in the Hewlett-Packard Global Travel & Meetings Team. He has also served as a senior travel account manager with the Walt Disney Company, as well as a corporate sales manager with Northwest Airlines.

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