by Lisa A. Grimaldi | July 22, 2015
Industry veteran Christie Hicks has joined Maritz Travel Company’s board of directors. In this role, the former Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide senior vice president of sales will help guide the company’s business strategy in the marketplace. “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. Christie’s passion for our industry is unmatched; she’s a natural fit for our company and we look forward to leaning on her invaluable expertise to help shape our company’s future.” Hicks joins existing Maritz Travel Company board members, including Peckinpaugh; Steve Maritz, chairman of the board and CEO of Maritz Holdings; Dennis Hummel, president of Maritz Holdings; and Rick Ramos, CFO of Maritz Holdings.