Author: Mary Ellen Hess

Mary Ellen Hess is a highly regarded travel industry leader with a proven track record in building and launching profitable travel enterprises for Fortune Global 500 companies. Mary Ellen is EVP of sales and marketing in North America for multinational travel management company CTM. She previously served as head of North America for travel tech developer Tramada. Prior experience includes time on HRG's North America executive committee leading the region's commercial team; with American Express Global Business Travel in a global business development role; and with BCD Travel's global management board in general management, consulting and sales leadership roles. Connect with Mary Ellen on LinkedIn.

Op Ed: Mary Ellen George On The Future Of Travel Management Companies

Travel management companies face a tall order in staying current and preparing for what’s next. They must build or integrate lots of new technologies, consider new economic models and satisfy corporate buyers, program managers and industry suppliers. Mary Ellen George of Tramada Systems has some ideas on how they can accomplish all that. If recent…

Op Ed: Mary Ellen George On NDC And Why We Need To Focus On The Plumbing

As the managed travel community gets a better grasp on what NDC is and why airlines are gung-ho about it, the focus turns to enabling. For travel management companies, the linchpin for corporate travel programs, there’s much to consider. Mary Ellen George of Tramada Systems lays out the different ways TMCs are approaching NDC development…

Op Ed: Mary Ellen George On Making Sense Of The Travel Technology Space

Innovation is a common topic in The Company Dime’s From The Field series. While some welcome new ideas more than others, anyone can be confused by their influence on the intricate business travel technology ecosystem. Mary Ellen George of Tramada Systems argues that things are getting more complicated and offers some guidance — handy checklist…

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