The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) has announced that executive director Greeley Koch will be stepping down on 22 March.

Koch joined ACTE as a member in 1998 and has served as executive director since 2012. He has also served in a variety of volunteer roles, including as chairman of the ACTE Global Centre from 2008 to 2010 and as the organisation’s president from 2004 to 2007.

Throughout his tenure, Koch has focused his efforts on reinventing ACTE as a global powerhouse in the corporate travel industry and has boosted the organisation’s vision of becoming a research-driven voice of the industry.

ACTE president Leigh Bochicchio said: “We have been very fortunate to have someone like Greeley leading ACTE into the next generation of our association’s work, growth and education. Under Greeley’s leadership as executive director, ACTE has accomplished a great deal, including the recent investment in and expansion of the ACTE Research division, along with the launch of several new global initiatives, which have energised our membership and sponsor base.”

Koch commented: “After 20 years of ACTE membership – three years as ACTE president and six years as executive director – I am moving on to pursue another path in the business travel sector. Of all the things this association has accomplished, I am proudest that ACTE has made business travel personal and put a face on our global membership. I have travelled many miles and have met thousands of ACTE members since 2012. They spoke; we listened; ACTE implemented. That is the legacy of a winning association.”

Bochicchio says ACTE is actively searching for Koch’s successor as executive director, with the Executive Committee leading the process. Information about the position and selection process will be available on the ACTE website, as well as several non-profit job boards.

She continued: “Every change brings new opportunity. ACTE looks forward to a new chapter and sees a continued bright future for the association and for our industry. We anticipate a seamless transition and know that ACTE’s next executive director will have a strong platform from which to continue leading our organisation.”

The BBT team would like to thank Koch for his service to the industry during his time at ACTE and wish him all the best in his new venture. He has written our regular ACTE column since July and has provided meaningful insight to corporate travel buyers around the world.

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