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Sunday, 30 April, 2017, 11 : 00 AM [IST]

Leigh Bochicchio named President of ACTE for 2018-20 term

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) has named Leigh Bochicchio as its next President, effective January 1, 2018. Bochicchio, VP of Business Process Improvement, PME at Mastercard, will be ACTE’s Senior Volunteer Leader, serving at the order of the Board of Directors. The position runs for two years and follows Leigh’s second term on the Board.

“Just about every day, the travel industry faces new micro and macro challenges and opportunities. With an extensive background in strategy development, talent management, and learning, Leigh is well suited to lead ACTE’s education and learning strategies to the next level,” said current ACTE President - Kurt Knackstedt, CEO of robotic process automation company Troovo. He has held the position since 2014 and will serve until December 31, 2017.

Bochicchio has chaired the ACTE Board’s Nominations Committee and has led the development of improved succession planning and board director sourcing and selection. At Mastercard, which she joined in 2006, she manages the company’s product lifecycle discipline globally. She’s also worked in Mastercard’s global learning and talent development organization and commercial product organization.

Previously, Leigh ran sales and account management for two critical components of Galileo International’s travel distribution on-line strategy and held a number of leadership positions at American Express Travel Related Services.

“Change is coming at us from every direction. Innovation is critical to staying relevant and learning drives innovation. ACTE is a catalyst for change by providing top notch learning and idea exchange opportunities throughout the travel community. I’m passionate about finding new and innovative ways to continue to do this and assist the community to prepare for the changes that are coming at us every day,” said Leigh.

She will be President-Elect through the end of the year. Her appointment was announced at ACTE’s Global Conference in New York City. The President chairs both the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. The President has general supervision of all business and affairs of the Association and helps formulate the Association's philosophy, mission, strategy and goals.
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