Sean McCurdy, Founder & CEO
Sean McCurdy is CEO and founder of Employee Travel Specials.com one of the nation's largest providers of hotel
discounts for employee personal & leisure travel. McCurdy has over 25 years of travel industry experience working
in various executive positions including: Executive Vice President of Sales for Corporate Hotel Network,
Vice President of Strategic Account & Global Sales for Interstate Hotel & Resorts one of the nation's largest
hotel management companies for Marriott, Hilton, Starwood and IHG, Senior Director of Worldwide Sales for
Choice Hotels International, one of the world's largest select service hotel companies and ANC rental car company.
Sean has been active in the travel industry by serving as President of the Pittsburgh Business Travel Association,
Vice-President of the GBTA Chapter President's Council, GBTA Allied Leadership Council and the GBTA Hotel Committee.
Sean was the first allied member elected to the GBTA Board of Directors and was the recipient of the GBTA CPC Business
Professional Service Award.
Travel Agent magazine named Sean as one of the top 100 rising stars in the travel industry. He has been featured in
Business Travel Executive magazine and a guest speaker at numerous GBTA chapters across the country. Sean and his
family reside in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he was elected to the Moon Area Board of Education and local
city council. He is a soccer coach and was instrumental in the construction of two new soccer fields in his community.
Susan Mays, Principal
Susan Mays joined Corporate Hotel Network as one of its principals in December 2010 shortly after retiring
from FedEx Express after a 25 year career. While at FedEx, Susan held a variety of program management roles
within International Audit, Global Information Technology Division (ITD), FedEx.com, and FedEx Global Travel.
Susan was the seniored global travel program manager from 2002-2010. For 6 years, she co-chaired the FedEx
global corporate travel hotel program which averaged over 1300 hotels worldwide. She also co-authored the
FedEx business and personal travel policies, deployed the Cliqbook online booking tool to over 60,000 users,
implemented and maintained the FedEx travel portal, served as an airline industry liaison and presented
updates and training to key user groups including FedEx’s executive management team about the FedEx
global travel program.
Susan has been active in the travel industry by serving as co-chair of the GBTA Aviation Committee and is
currently on the GBTA Hotel Committee. She is also on the board of the MSA-BTA chapter. Susan represented
FedEx on the IHG Business Travel Advisory Board as well as served as a panelist at a variety of travel
related forums. Before joining FedEx, Susan worked as a CPA and consultant for the Touché Ross
(now Deloitte LLP) public accounting firm in its Nashville, New York City and Memphis offices.
She has a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and an MBA from
Vanderbilt University. Susan and her family reside in Memphis, Tennessee where she is active in her church
and various community service organizations.
- Penny Burich, Regional Vice-President of Business Development