Michael W. McCormick is stepping down from his role as executive director and chief operating officer of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) to pursue new opportunities. The organization reports that 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 as the organization prepares for its 51st annual convention, which takes place this August in Chicago.
McCormick took on the role of executive director and COO at the GBTA in August 2009, working to expand the organization and build its presence internationally. During that time the GBTA says it tripled its membership and doubled its operating revenues, as well as assuming a more global perspective.
Scott Solombrino also served as president and chief executive officer of Dav El / Boston Coach Chauffeured Transportation Network for 43 years, leaving that position only recently. Under his leadership, Dav El/Boston Coach grew to become one of the country's largest privately held chauffeured transportation companies, the GBTA said. 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 GBTA’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 the GBTA Allied Leadership Council. She had previously served as the council’s vice president.