The gasps weren't merely audible — they were loud. Business travel buyers on a recent conference call heard the rumor that Scott Solombrino was to receive several million dollars. But why?
After GBTA on Thursday confirmed the $5 million payoff, a spokesperson for the board said the organization could offer no details beyond its prepared statement due to confidentiality provisions. According to that statement, Solombrino and the association "mutually agreed to part ways" after an "independent investigation into anonymous allegations" found "no misconduct or legal wrongdoing." Even . . .