Craig Banikowski, C.M.P, CCTE, incoming NBTA President & CEO, said, “Choosing one of the many impressive applicants was a rewarding challenge for the Selection Committee, because we’ve chosen the right guy for the job. With his many years of experience and leadership in the travel industry, along with his positive vision for the future of NBTA and the corporate travel community, Mike will work hard to advance the association and support its membership with energy and passion.”
Prior to launching Hudson Crossing, McCormick served as Executive Vice President of Cendant’s Hospitality & Leisure Group, where as business unit leader, he was responsible for the strategic direction and operations of the global hospitality business for Cendant Travel Distribution Services, now Travelport. With brands that included Orbitz and Galileo, he was instrumental in designing and implementing 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 $3 billion. McCormick has also served as the Chief Operating Officer of PhoCusWright, Inc, President of Biztravel.com, and Vice President of Global Supplier Relations for Rosenbluth International. Rosenbluth was subsequently acquired by American Express.
McCormick commented about his new position, “I am excited to join NBTA's, members, volunteers, event participants, and staff to make this great industry association even better. I believe in business travel and corporate meetings as proven successful tools for advancement, and I plan to help NBTA make a case for travel in the political arena in every capital around the world.”
Kevin Maguire, GLP, CCTE, outgoing NBTA President & CEO, added, “I would like to thank the Selection Committee for their diligent work in choosing who I believe to be the perfect fit for NBTA. Mike brings a wealth of knowledge to the table and will without a doubt represent the NBTA community with the utmost professionalism, providing guidance and support to all sectors of the corporate travel industry.”