BTN's 2012 Influencers

25 Most Influential

After a year in which the future of certain aspects of the business travel industry were debated in courtrooms and boardrooms, there is no shortage of candidates who exerted influence during 2012. Though only time will reveal who among those behind... KEEP READING

Bill Marriott: Hall of Fame

Marriott International’s chairman outlines the company’s origins as an A&W root beer stand, which became the food chain Hot Shoppes and led to the first hotel, which opened in 1957 across from the Pentagon.    ... Keep Reading

Kevin Maguire: Travel Manager of the Year

Kevin Maguire, former director of travel for intercollegiate athletics at the University of Texas at Austin, for the past few years has spoken out on the negative effects of hotel event pricing—when room rates double, triple or increase even more... KEEP READING

Erin Barth: Best Practitioner

JPMorgan Chase vice president of global travel Erin Barth brought newfound savings and security to her company by taking control of a segment not often managed by travel teams: corporate housing.Like many companies, JPMorgan once considered long-term... KEEP READING

Michelle Hunt: Best Practitioner

Consolidating transient and group travel for better negotiating leverage and improved data often proves a winning procurement strategy, but DHL Global Business Services travel services manager Michelle Hunt took it a step further: She found a way to... KEEP READING

Mike Million: Best Practitioner

Manufacturing and technology giant Emerson has been expanding quickly in Latin America. By 2011, it fielded 16,000 employees in the region and generated revenues of $1.3 billion there. With expanding operations come growing travel needs. But in relying... KEEP READING