Michael McCormick to Serve as New NBTA Executive Director
Industry Expert Looks to Globalize, Expand NBTA Membership
San Diego - The National Business Travel Association (NBTA) - the world's premier business travel organization - today announced Michael W. McCormick has accepted the position of NBTA Executive Director and COO. McCormick comes to NBTA with more than 20 years of travel industry experience, having most recently served as Managing Partner of Hudson Crossing, LLC, a successful travel industry advisory business. He has vowed to NBTA staff, members and leadership to aggressively globalize the association, expand product and service offerings, and grow membership.
Prior to launching Hudson Crossing, McCormick served as Executive Vice President of Cendant’s Hospitality & Leisure Group, where as business unit leader, he was responsible for the strategic direction and operations of the global hospitality business for Cendant Travel Distribution Services, now Travelport. With brands that included Orbitz and Galileo, he was instrumental in designing and implementing strategies that resulted in the development of an industry-leading merchant hotel database of over 30,000 hotels and top line revenues that grew to $3 billion. McCormick has also served as the Chief Operating Officer of PhoCusWright, Inc, President of Biztravel.com, and Vice President of Global Supplier Relations for Rosenbluth International. Rosenbluth was subsequently acquired by American Express.
McCormick commented about his new position, “I am excited to join NBTA's, members, volunteers, event participants, and staff to make this great industry association even better. I believe in business travel and corporate meetings as proven successful tools for advancement, and I plan to help NBTA make a case for travel in the political arena in every capital around the world.”
Kevin Maguire, GLP, CCTE, outgoing NBTA President & CEO, added, “I would like to thank the Selection Committee for their diligent work in choosing who I believe to be the perfect fit for NBTA. Mike brings a wealth of knowledge to the table and will without a doubt represent the NBTA community with the utmost professionalism, providing guidance and support to all sectors of the corporate travel industry.”
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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world's premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA's 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA delivers world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth, visit gbta.org.