John Asselta, Senior Vice President
John Asselta joined Partnership Travel Consulting after a 21 year career at KPMG where he served as the Director of Meeting and Travel Services.
While at KPMG
grew a meeting department of 4 which did logistical planning for 500 meetings a year to a department of 40.
In addition to meeting management, the department also handled sourcing, registration, a small meetings desk, coordination of on line meetings and billing for over 2000 meetings annually.
co-led a team that centralized meetings for KPMG
, placing area meeting teams around the country.
In 1994, John
orchestrated an agreement and then designed a $3.4M, 250 seat amphitheater at a local hotel at no cost to KPMG
In addition, John
created, designed and managed KPMG conference centers in New York, Chicago and Montvale, NJ.
In 1991, John
was asked to create a national travel program for KPMG
which was at that time using over 250 different travel agencies.
John, along with the firm's treasurer, coordinated agency and card selection, created strategy and travel policy for KPMG North America.
As Director, John co-led a team that created processes that successfully managed over $350M in travel related spend.
was also responsible for international buy in and the creation of KPMG's
Global Hotel Program.
Often benchmarked as having the best in class air, hotel and car agreements, and the travel program was nationally respected for successful delivery of requested volume and market share and for creating true win/win agreements.
As the Director of the Meeting and Travel Services Department, John created leadership programs that developed leadership skills and competencies, led department retreats and created a mission statement that guided the department to receive meeting and travel client satisfaction ratings over '4' (1-5 scale).
Over the last 21 years, John has served on various hotel, air and car rental advisory boards, spoken at various vendor national sales meetings and presented at ACTE and NBTA conferences.
A graduate of Siena College, John is an active member of ACTE, NBTA and MPI.