The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has appointed current executive director and chief operating officer Scott A. Solombrino as chief executive officer following a unanimous vote by the association’s board of directors.
Under Solombrino’s leadership, GBTA has built upon its strengths by replenishing its financial reserves, refocusing advocacy efforts in the United States and Europe, and strengthening relationships with members and sponsors.
“One year ago, Scott offered the board a vision of financial security, upscaling advocacy and a laser focus on the member; it is because of that vision that GBTA is surviving the crisis and will be there for members when we emerge to rebuild our industry,” said Dorothy Dowling, president of the GBTA Allied Leadership Council, in a statement.
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) touts itself as 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 education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts.