Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Announces Michael W. McCormick To Leave Role As Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer
Scott Solombrino, Prominent Industry Veteran, to Take the Lead at GBTA
Alexandria - The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, announced today that after ten years at the organization, Michael W. McCormick has chosen to step down to pursue new opportunities. McCormick will remain in an advisory role to Scott Solombrino and the Board to ensure a smooth transition as GBTA prepares for the 51st edition of its annual Convention this August in Chicago.
"The Global Business Travel Association sincerely thanks Mike for his leadership and for his meaningful contributions for the advancement of our organization," said Christle Johnson, GBTA President. "When selecting the most qualified individual to serve as Executive Director and COO, the Board of Directors could not have chosen anyone more experienced, knowledgeable and respected than Scott. We gratefully appreciate his willingness to take on this pivotal role, and the Board is absolutely confident that Scott will lead GBTA into the future with great accomplishment, distinction and success."
The longtime President and Chief Executive Officer of Dav El/Boston Coach Chauffeured Transportation Network, Solombrino, recently left his position at the company after 43 years. Under Solombrino's leadership, Dav El/Boston Coach grew to become one of the country's largest privately held chauffeured transportation companies. Mr. Solombrino was the Co-Founder and four-term past President of the National Limousine Association. He has been a staunch force for the advancement of the ground transportation industry internationally, both through his work as President of the Allied Leadership Council for GBTA and as a member of its Board of Directors; positions he has held for more than 20 years.
Solombrino's former role as president of GBTA Allied Leadership Council will be assumed by Dorothy Dowling, who previously served as the Council's Vice President.
About the Global Business Travel Association
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 www.gbta.org.