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Samantha Barrett-Wallis

Senior Consultant - Canada

Samantha Barrett-Wallis is a Senior Consultant at GoldSpring Consulting with expertise in Travel Management and Strategic Meetings Management. Samantha joined GoldSpring in 2023 and champions program direction through policy, process, and a roster of strong vendors. She leverages best practices in data analysis, procurement, vendor management, change management and communication.

Samantha is a travel industry veteran with 20+ years’ experience. She has held roles in operations and sales for an active leisure tour operator, third party corporate event planners and procurement organizations for multinational financial & insurance institutions.

Samantha’s SMM successes include:

  • Designing and implementing a shortened purchasing process for meetings & events to manage $40M in spend, provide oversight, and mitigate risk for category purchases.

  • Implementing Meeting & Event technology to manage spend, maturing the program to reach 80% compliance across North America.

Samantha’s Travel Management successes include:

  • Growing a global travel management program to 8 countries from 2, consolidating transient and group travel spend and reducing TMC costs by $2.1M.

  • Executing a first-of-its-kind TMC Service Level Agreement to maintain high service standards and program results.

  • Increasing compliance to approved travel booking channels by 33 percentage points to consistently maintain above 90% adoption since Q1 2016.

  • Driving best in class results for online booking tool adoption (80%+), corporate card usage

    (90%+) and preferred airline usage (90%+).

  • Implementing ReShopping technology to reduce $2M in hotel cost over 5 years.

  • Reducing car rental costs by 5%, airline costs by $2M and hotel costs by $640K through the increased negotiating power of a well managed travel program.

Samantha Barrett-Wallis

20+ Years Experience in Travel Industry

TD Canada Trust
Delta Hotels
HRG North America
Communique Incentives
Commodore Conference Planners

Global Program Creation
Strategy Development and Objective Setting
Team Leadership
Data Analytics and Executive Reporting
Program Adoption and Compliance
Project Management, Change Management and Communication
Vendor Management and Negotiations

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