GBTA has placed CEO Scott Solombrino on leave pending an investigation into reports concerning the association’s workplace environment. According to a statement, the GBTA board of directors was made aware of “allegations inconsistent with our commitment to professionalism and a respectful work environment.” The board launched an internal review and hired an independent, third-party attorney to undertake a formal investigation of all allegations – those in the complaint, subsequent public notices and further communications to the board. Based on preliminary results from that review, the board determined that further investigation is required to allow for sufficient time for a complete review and to give all concerned parties an opportunity to come forward. GBTA senior staff who previously reported to the CEO will now report directly to the executive committee of the board. The statement thanked members for their patience, especially given the sensitivity of the subject and the importance of conducting a thorough investigation, concluding, “we must proceed based on facts and evidence alone.”