The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) has named Leigh Bochicchio as its new executive director, effective June 17. She brings years of industry and ACTE experience to her new role. During her tenure on ACTE’s board of directors, Bochicchio served two terms as nominations committee chair, chaired the ACTE Strategic Planning Task Force from 2015 to 2016 and was appointed ACTE president by the board in 2017. In her previous position at Mastercard she managed the company’s product lifecycle discipline globally. She has also worked in Mastercard’s global learning and talent development organization and commercial product organization. She has also held executive roles at Galileo International and American Express Travel Related Services. Kurt Knackstedt, former ACTE president, said Bochicchio has demonstrated a firm commitment to advancing ACTE’s core mission: providing the education and tools corporate travel managers need to support their businesses and build their careers. Lori O’Connell, who has served on the ACTE Board of Directors since 2014, as ACTE treasurer since 2016, and as ACTE regional chair for the US from 2012 to 2014, will step into the role of ACTE president following Bochicchio’s transition. O’Connell is currently a senior director at PwC, where she led its Travel and Meetings programs for 10 years.