Patty Higginbotham joined TIA in February 2015 to represent the association in legal matters and oversee key internal operations, including serving as Counsel for the TIA standards department and managing business initiatives.

Patty previously served as General Counsel and Vice President, Policy at the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), representing the global business travel sector. Before GBTA, she was Chief of Staff and Vice President, Policy at Airlines for America, formerly Air Transport Association, representing the U.S. airlines.

Patty is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and licensed in four states. She holds a Juris Doctor from Emory University in Atlanta.