Michael W. McCormick To Step Down At GBTA, Scott Solombrino Steps Up
Scott Solombrino and Michael W. McCormick
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced that after ten years at the organization, Michael W. McCormick has chosen to step down to pursue new opportunities. Taking the helm will be Scott Solombrino, the longtime President and CEO of Dav El/Boston Coach Chauffeured Transportation Network.
McCormick will remain in an advisory role to Solombrino and the Board to ensure a smooth transition as GBTA prepares for the 51st edition of its annual convention this August in Chicago.
In a statement, the GBTA says that since assuming the position of Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer in August of 2009, McCormick led the group through a period of unprecedented development, expansion and growth, effectively building and advancing the operation of GBTA and building its presence internationally.
Under McCormick’s leadership GBTA has tripled its membership and doubled its operating revenues over the past decade.
“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.”
Under Solombrino's leadership over more than 40 years, Dav El/Boston Coach grew to become one of the country's largest privately held chauffeured transportation companies. 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.