Mark Walton Executive Vice President - Strategy – Options Travel. Mark Walton is an industry expert in the field of corporate travel management and related areas of the travel industry. Serving in the capacity of Executive Vice President – Strategy at Options Travel, Mark's responsibilities include overall strategic direction of the company and global travel operations. Previously, Mark was Vice President Strategy and Account Management at Orbitz for Business where he was responsible for strategy, account management, implementation and supplier relations. Mark was a founding partner of Consulting Strategies, a leading corporate travel consulting firm, and Travel Solutions Group, which provides merger and acquisition services to the travel industry. Overall Mark has more than 30 years of experience in various roles throughout the travel industry, including management positions at Northwest Airlines and Arrington Travel Center where he was Vice President of Sales, Client Relations and Operations. Mark was also a partner in an expense management company, Workflow Solutions which was sold to a company purchased by Concur. Mark is often quoted in the travel industry press and has delivered numerous presentations at GBTA Conventions and local chapters on such topics as globalization, agency/corporate financial modeling, airline distribution methods, expense management systems, travel policy, and corporate airfare strategies.
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