Christie Hicks Joins Maritz Travel Company’s Board of Directors
Maritz Travel Company, which consists of Maritz Travel Meetings & Incentives and Experient, has announced that industry veteran Christie Hicks has joined its Board of Directors. In this role, the former Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide executive will help guide the company’s business strategy in the marketplace, according to a Business Wire press release.
“We are thrilled to welcome Christie to the Maritz Travel Company family,” said David Peckinpaugh, president of Maritz Travel Company. “She brings a unique, external and global perspective that will help ensure that we have the right strategic approach and nimble solutions to achieve success and long-term sustainable growth.”
Hicks recently served as senior vice president of sales for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, influencing the company’s business strategy and increasing its global sales. During her 30-year career in the industry, Hicks has been seen as a visionary, serving on various boards, and receiving multiple awards and recognitions for her contributions, including being named one of Forbes' 25 Most Influential Women in Travel and among the 25 Most Successful People in the Meetings Industry.