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Mike Premo, President & CEO, ARCMike Premo

President & CEO, ARC

As president and chief executive officer, Mike Premo leads ARC’s strategy in bringing airlines and travel agencies together to do more business and do it more efficiently. He and his executive team oversee operations for ARC’s accreditation and settlement work, as well as its rapidly growing data business and omnichannel retailing solutions, including its recent investments in Traxo and nuTravel. Mike became ARC’s president and chief executive officer in June 2011 after serving as the company’s vice president of business development. Mike is certified by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as a Board Leadership Fellow, its highest designation. He serves on the board of directors for ARC, as well as Blockskye, a travel industry blockchain company.

Before joining ARC in 2006, Mike was the senior vice president of global network for TQ3 Travel Solutions and held senior executive positions at Navigant International, TQ3’s parent company. He also served as the president of SatoTravel from 1990 to 1999. Having grown up in Minnesota, Mike began his industry career as a reservations agent at Northwest Airlines, after which he entered the agency business at Gelco Travel. He is also the proud grandfather of four granddaughters.