Marc is the Senior Vice President, West Coast of the Corporate Division, FC USA (formerly President & Chief Executive Officer of Casto Travel).
He leads the company’s operations and directs strategic corporate planning, sales endeavors, and information technology development. His direct duties also include oversight and management of all international development, notably expansion within Asia through Casto Travel Philippines, Inc.
As a highly engaged person within the industry, Marc serves at an executive level on multiple travel and other industry related boards. He has served as the Chairman of the Board for the San Jose Visitors and Convention Bureau / Team San Jose, the Commonwealth Business Travel Group, and the ASTA Corporate Advisory Council. He has also held board positions for Business Travel News, CTAP, American Society of Travel Agents, the Mayor’s Task force for San Jose Airport, and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, as well as numerous hotel advisory boards.
Marc has been recognized by the Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal as one of the “Top 40 Under 40 Business Leaders in Silicon Valley.” In 2014 he was the recipient of the Barbara O’Hara Advocacy Award by ASTA, and the same year as a “Distinguished Citizen” by the Boy Scouts of America. In 2016 ASTA also honored him as the inaugural recipient of the prestigious Paul M. Ruden Award for Industry Champions.
As a native of California, you can frequently find him out in the hills hiking with his kids or sneaking off to the coast to go scuba diving.
Number of Years in the Travel Agency Business: 20
Years of ASTA Membership: 10
National ASTA Positions Held:
Secretary, Vice-Chair, and Chair of CAC;
Member of Executive Committee on ASTA Board of Directors;
Member of ASTA Board of Directors
Other ASTA Service and Participation:
ASTA Tech Committee
ASTA CEO Search committee
Participation on panels for Global, Premium, and other events.
Other Leadership Roles
Chair of CBTG
Chair of Team San Jose
Board Member of Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Board Member of Junior Achievement
Advisory Boards for Sofitel, Accor, CTAP, Four Seasons, and others.