The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has named travel industry leader Dave Hilfman as its interim executive director. Hilfman, who retired from United Airlines as senior vice president of worldwide sales in 2018, will step into the interim role effective immediately.
Well known to GBTA members, sponsors and leaders as a tireless advocate for business travel, he was honoured in 2017 with GBTA’s prestigious ICON Award, which recognises leaders whose contributions further advance the corporate travel industry.
“Dave is exactly what our industry needs at this moment,” said Bhart Sarin, president of the GBTA board. “His passion for business travel and for GBTA are matched only by his integrity, positive nature and way with people. We are thrilled that he has agreed to step up and lead the association forward and we cannot wait to get started.”