Here’s Why Dee Runyan Joined A Smaller Travel Management Company

Former longtime BCD Travel executive Dee Runyan this month ended a seven-year run as president of World Travel Inc. and on Monday joined Chicago-area CorpTrav as chief operating officer. Runyan's personal brand is stronger across much of corporate travel than that of her new company, but she argued the move was in character.

During a telephone interview, Runyan said she was impressed by CorpTrav's "origin story." Though they were far bigger, the other travel management companies she worked for were family-owned like CorpTrav. Moreover, she said, in some cases she started out . . .

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Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them with Business Travel News. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.

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This is the perfect match for a great leader and a great company!