Tara McCormack - Director, Client Consulting
"I love meeting a new client, learning about their needs and then devising creative ways of helping them attain those goals."
With over 20 years of experience in the field of corporate travel management, Tara
has a proven track record of negotiating air, hotel and car rental contracts on behalf of her
clients that positively impact their bottom line spend.
is proud of her
reputation for being able to quickly identify a potential client relations problem and for having the ability to correct the situation to the satisfaction of the client.
philosophy is based on relationship building and long term retention of clients.
Since joining Ultramar, Tara has been involved in successfully implementing a major financial firm's travel program, which has a projected air volume close to $15 million.
was also instrumental in assisting this client in getting their online booking adoption rate up to 75% in three months' time.
thrives on the satisfaction of knowing at the end of the day that her
accounts have received outstanding service and that she
has assisted them in meeting the challenges of managing a successful travel program.
Tara began her career as a travel counselor at Direct Travel, Inc., a prestigious NYC based travel management firm.
During her 14 years there, she held the positions of Manager of Operations and Director of Onsite Operations.
In 1998 she
transitioned into the area of client relations and realized that this was her
At Stratton Travel Management she held the position of Director, National Accounts where she oversaw a team of Account Managers.
clients included CR Bard, Clarins and Educational Testing Service.
One of the accomplishments she
is most proud of was managing the movement of 6,500 teachers from all over the world each June for ETS' Advanced Placement seminars.
Most recently, she was VP of Client Relations for Altour, a NYC travel management firm.
A travel enthusiast, Tara's favorite destination is St John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
also enjoys reading and yoga.