December 15, 2022 (St. Augustine, FL) - GroupCollect is pleased to announce Bud Geissler has been promoted to the position of President.
In his new position, Geissler will be responsible for overseeing the company's growth strategy and ensuring that it continues to provide exceptional service to its customers. He will also be instrumental in driving innovation and implementing new services to improve the customer experience.
Bud Geissler brings 25+ years of experience in student travel and travel protection. He previously served as the president of the Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA), Chair of the SYTA Youth Foundation (SYF), and as Treasurer of the Consortium for Public Education. He also participated on the American Bus Association’s (ABA) Marketplace Advisory Committee.
"We are excited to have Bud take on this new role and lead GroupCollect into the next chapter of growth," said GroupCollect co-founder Corey Black. "His expertise and knowledge of the multi-day group travel industry will be invaluable as we continue to expand and evolve the company. I have no doubt that under Bud’s leadership, GroupCollect will continue to thrive and deliver unparalleled value to our customers."
Geissler said, "I am honored and excited for the opportunity to lead GroupCollect into the future. I look forward to working with the talented team at GroupCollect in this expanded capacity as we continue to improve the student group travel experience and provide exceptional service to our customers."
GroupCollect takes the stress out of trip planning by giving tour operators the ability to streamline passenger payments and registration workflows. Since their inception, GroupCollect has processed hundreds of millions of financial transactions and supported thousands of students to tour and perform in top destinations in the U.S. and abroad. Their mission is to usher the group travel industry into an era where planning a group trip is simple, consistent, and efficient for all parties involved: trip leaders, tour operators, and travelers. By radically improving the trip planning process, GroupCollect can help all stakeholders radically improve group travel in general, leading to substantial yet sustainable growth for the entire industry. Learn more by visiting www.groupcollect.com as well as GroupCollect on Facebook and LinkedIn.