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New York - The BTN Group here on Monday announced its list of the 25 most influential travel industry executives of 2014. This 30th annual listing recognizes achievements by the buyers, supplier executives, public officials and others who most influenced business travel generally and/or managed travel specifically—usually but not necessarily in positive ways—as determined by The BTN Group's editors. Look for full coverage in the Jan. 19, 2015, print issue of Business Travel News.
The Business Travel News 25 Most Influential Business Travel Executives of 2014:
Ed Adams, CEO, Direct Travel
Richard Anderson, CEO, Delta Air Lines
Brian Chesky, co-founder and CEO, Airbnb
Rob Falivene, chief procurement officer, Cisco
Anthony Foxx, secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation
Darrin Grafton, co-founder and CEO, Serko
Stephan Hylander, global travel manager, The Volvo Group
Travis Kalanick, CEO, Uber
R. Gil Kerlikowske, commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Mick Lee, founder and CEO, Winit
Vic Macchio, founder and CEO, Dinova
David Marcou, founder and CEO, Marcou Transportation Group
Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP
Erik Mueller, president and CEO, Grasp Technologies
Christopher Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton
Greg O'Hara, founder, chairman and CEO, Certares
Jamie Pherous, founder and managing director, Corporate Travel Management
John Pistole, administrator, U.S. Transportation Security Administration
Tobias Ragge, CEO, Hotel Reservation Service
Virginia Rometty, CEO, IBM
Steve Singh, co-founder and CEO, Concur
Arne Sorenson, president and CEO, Marriott International
Rita Visser, global process officer, Oracle
Mark Vondrasek, senior vice president of distribution, loyalty and partnerships, Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Andrew Weinstein, director, Open Allies for Airfare Transparency
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