about Kevin Mitchell
Mitchell is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations. Mitchell worked for CIGNA Corp. for 12 years where as Vice President, Human Resources and Services, his responsibilities included:
• Corporate Travel
• Corporate Aviation
• Meetings and Incentives
• Event Marketing
• Corporate Safety
• Eagle Lodge Conference Resort
With support from CIGNA Corporation and 16 other major corporations Mitchell founded the Business Travel Contractors Corporation (BTCC) in 1994 as a corporate buying group to advance fundamental reforms to the airline industry distribution system. The broad industry shift to net airfares and travel agency fee-based pricing during the 1990s are initiatives BTCC advanced. In 1996, the Business Travel Coalition (BTC) was formed as an advocacy organization to represent the interests of corporate buyers of business travel services.
As BTC chairman, Mitchell writes and speaks on airline competition, travel distribution issues and aviation system security; he frequently testifies before Congress. Additionally, BTC publishes Travelogue in 80 countries and advises major organizations in a variety of areas.
Mitchell was recognized by Business Travel News as one of the 25 most influential industry executives for 1994, 1996 and 1997 and was designated Man of the Year in 1998 by the Commercial Travelers Association and Person of The Year for 1998 and 1999 by Travel Agent Magazine.
Mitchell lives in Radnor, PA with his wife Linda, 16 year old son Brandon and Golden Retriever Tate.