Michael McCormick is stepping down from his role as executive director and COO of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) to pursue other opportunities.
McCormick took on the role of executive director and COO at GBTA in August 2009, working to expand the organisation and build its presence internationally. During that time the GBTA said it tripled its membership and doubled its operating revenues, as well as assumed a more global perspective.
Scott Solombrino, formerly the president of the GBTA Allied Leadership Council, will step into the role, with McCormick remaining on in an advisory capacity to ensure a smooth transition.
Solombrino also served as president and CEO of Dav El / Boston Coach Chauffeured Transportation Network for 43 years until recently. He was also the co-founder and four-term past president of the National Limousine Association and, in addition to serving as the president of the GBTAâ€™s Allied Leadership Council, he has also been a member of its Board of Directors, holding both positions for more than 20 years.
Dorothy Dowling, chief marketing officer and senior vice president at Best Western Hotels & Resorts, will take over as president of GBTA Allied Leadership Council. She previously served as the councilâ€™s vice president.