The Association of Corporate Travel Executives announced last night that Greeley S. Koch will replace Ron DiLeo as ACTE Executive Director, effective 1 December 2012. The announcement was made at the opening general session of the ACTE Global Education Conference taking place in Rome from 14 – 16 October.
"I'm thrilled to turn the executive director reins over to Greeley for the next stage of ACTE success on behalf of the board, our global members and sponsors,” said Suzanne Neufang, president of the ACTE Board of Directors. "Greeley's global general management and relationship building skills, along with his desire for what corporate travel industry professionals need to further their careers, build partnerships and drive business results, make him our top choice to advance the mission of ACTE. Greeley brings with him a passion for the corporate travel industry and a wealth of experience and perspectives, including that of a corporate buyer, TMC supplier, government planner and consultant. He has also been a tireless volunteer leader in the Association, as past president and treasurer.”
In June, following DiLeo’s notice of resignation, Neufang had announced a search committee for the position which was chaired by ACTE Board member Leigh Bochicchio. DiLeo is leaving to assume the position of President and CEO of AirPlus International, Inc. USA.
Koch, currently Director, Strategy Development at Acquis Consulting Group, a boutique consulting firm, is a veteran business executive with more than 20 years of experience in the corporate travel industry. He has held positions in all of the sectors that make up ACTE’s membership and interests, including government, corporate buyers and suppliers and consulting, which gives him the ability to bring together all the necessary viewpoints. Koch has held positions with the Office of the Governor of Illinois, Abbott Laboratories, Bank of America, TQ3Navigant, TRX, Inc. and most recently Acquis Consulting Group. Additionally, he has been an integral member of ACTE on a volunteer basis since 2000, including Chairman of ACTE Global Centre for Research & Education and President of Board of Directors.
According to Koch, “ACTE is at an inflection point in its history and the changing demographics of the industry are going to drive change that the Association must lead. I am excited to be part of this period of change to continue to help ACTE innovate and establish industry-leading mechanisms that others will want to duplicate. It is my goal that anyone attending any ACTE event around the world will not only have insight for what to do for today, but more importantly insight into what they need for tomorrow.”
Neufang added: "ACTE has never been in a better position to offer game-changing global education and networking opportunities, thanks to Ron DiLeo's leadership these past two-and-a-half years, our talented ACTE staff around the world and an insightful, supportive board. We are excited to move forward under Greeley’s leadership.”
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) Announces New Executive Director
Source = ACTE