Michael W. McCormick

Executive Director & COO, GBTA

Michael W. McCormick accepted the position of Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the National Business Travel Association (NBTA) in August of 2009.

Over the past three years, with the support of a progressive Board of Directors and highly dedicated staff, he has led a rapid transformation of NBTA into the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). GBTA is now the world’s premier business travel and meetings organization. Collectively, GBTA’s 5,000-plus members manage over US $340 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually.

GBTA is the leading source for networking, advocacy, research and education for over 17,000 business and government travel managers, buyers and planners. GBTA is the recognized voice of business travel in Washington, D.C. and around the world. GBTA advocates for business travel in the areas of security, travel facilitation, and risk management.

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. He was instrumental in designing strategies that resulted in the development of an industry-leading merchant hotel database of over 30,000 hotels and top line revenues that grew to US $3 billion. 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 has been recently recognized as one of the "The 25 Most Influential Executives Of The Business Travel Industry" by Business Travel News and is a regular on air contributor to CNBC and Bloomberg.