As president and chief executive officer and a member of ARC’s board of directors, Mike Premo leads the company’s strategy in bringing airlines and their agents together to do more business and do it more efficiently. He and his executive team oversee operations for ARC’s traditional accreditation and settlement work and also its rapidly growing data business. Mike became ARC’s president and chief executive officer in June 2011 after serving as the company’s vice president of business development. Mike is certified by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as a Board Leadership Fellow, its highest designation. He also serves on the board of directors of Blockskye, a travel industry blockchain company.
Before joining ARC in 2006, Mike served as the senior vice president of global network for TQ3 Travel Solutions and held senior executive positions at Navigant International, TQ3’s parent company. He also served as the president of SatoTravel from 1990 to 1999. Having grown up in Minnesota, Mike began his industry career as a reservations agent at Northwest Airlines, after which he entered the agency business at Gelco Travel. He is also the proud grandfather of four granddaughters.