Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director, GBTA
Scott Solombrino is the Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).Scott was appointed to the role on May 1, 2019.Scott was involved with GBTA for 43 years as a member, a committee member, a Board member, and the President of the Allied Leadership Council for 20 years.In 2007, Scott was awarded the GBTA association’s Industry Icon Award.
Previously, Solombrino was the President and CEO of the Dav El | Boston Coach Chauffeured Transportation Network. The company is the country’s largest privately held Chauffeured Transportation Company.
Scott started his career in 1978, while a freshman at Suffolk University he founded his first company, Fifth Avenue Limousine Services in Boston. He graduated from Suffolk University in Boston in 1982. Scott has a degree in Government and Communications and is currently a member of the Suffolk University Dean’s Advisory Board for the Sawyer School of Business.
He is a past member of the Board of the Trustees of Reservations, the oldest land conservation group in the United States. He is also a past Board member for the Mass Sports and Entertainment, Massachusetts Film Bureau, and a past Board member of the Business Leadership Council for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He is a current member of the Board of the Voice Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital.
In 1978 he founded the Massachusetts Limousine Owners Association and served as its long time President and Director.In 1984, Scott was one of the original founders of the National Limousine Association and has since served four consecutive terms as President. In 2006, he was awarded the Life Time Achievement Award from National Limousine Association.
Scott is a 2-time recipient of the Allied Member of the Year Award for the Global Business Travel Association. In 2004, Scott was also awarded the Award of Professional Excellence for the New England Business Travel Association.
Scott was also a member of the former Industry Advisory Council for the Institute of Business Travel Management. He was also the recipient of the award for the most Dedicated Association Executive in honor of his commitment to the industry
Throughout his career he has been recognized by a host of media outlets including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, CNBC, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Herald, The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, The Robb Report, Boston Common Magazine. He was also named in the year 2000 one of the travel industries most influential leaders by Business Travel News magazine.
Scott’s dedication to the advancement of the chauffeured transportation industry reached a high point when he was recently featured in a documentary on the History Channel that focused on the history of the stretch limousine.