ROME — The Association of Corporate Travel Executives hired consultant Greeley Koch as its next executive director, replacing Ron DiLeo.
Koch's appointment is effective Dec. 1. DiLeo will leave the association on Nov. 30 to become AirPlus International USA's president and CEO.
ACTE announced the appointment here during its global education conference. President Suzanne Neufang cited Koch's "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."
Koch currently is Acquis Consulting Group strategy development director. During a 20-year career he has managed travel for the state of Illinois, Abbott Labs and Bank of America, and worked for travel management company TQ3Navigant and industry supplier TRX.
A longtime ACTE volunteer, Koch previously served as the association's president and as chairman of its Global Centre for Research and Education.
A selection committee reviewed more than 60 applicants before selecting Koch.
According to Koch's prepared statement, "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." Source: Business Travel News