Executive Vice President, Global Program Management & Advito
Kathy leads a team responsible for optimizing travel programs aligned with the overarching corporate business strategies of many of BCD Travel’s global customers to help them exceed their business goals. She also leads BCD Travel’s consulting group, Advito. In this role she sets the group’s agenda for providing travel program consulting services, including demand and behavior management, demonstrated to drive results in the client’s bottom line. Advito’s global client portfolio includes many of the Fortune Global 500 and the U.S.-ranked Corporate Travel 100. After building a globally recognized sustainability model at BCD, Kathy is leveraging her unique relationship with influential, top-level executives at prestigious brands to encourage broad industry adoption of the sustainability mindset.
One of her industry’s most experienced executives, Kathy has enjoyed great success in a number of leadership roles during her 37-year tenure at BCD Travel and previous organizations—including nearly a decade as a BCD U.S. division president. In that role, she grew the company’s customer base and revenue and increased client and employee retention by implementing technology to deliver better service to customers.
Kathy is an active member of corporate travel trade associations ACTE and GBTA, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board, the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board and the Executive Women’s Pacesetter Organization.