Michael W. McCormick has been the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) since 2009. Over the past eight years, with the support of a progressive Board of Directors and highly dedicated staff, he has led the growth and globalization of this leading travel association. GBTA is now the world’s premier business travel and meetings organization with over 8,000 members representing US$345B in annual travel spending.
McCormick comes to GBTA 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. Prior to launching Hudson Crossing, McCormick served as Executive Vice President of the Cendant Hospitality & Leisure Group, where as business unit leader, he was responsible for the strategic direction and operations of the global hospitality brands such as Travelport and Orbitz.
McCormick has also served as the Chief Operating Officer of PhoCusWright, President of Biztravel.com, and Vice President of Global Supplier Relations for Rosenbluth International where he began his career in travel.
McCormick received his Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Notre Dame. He is widely covered in media ranging from USA Today to the Wall Street Journal and Politico. Mike is a regular on-air contributor to CNBC and Bloomberg.