Derek DeCross

Senior Vice President, Global Sales

Derek DeCross

Derek DeCross is Senior Vice President, Global Sales, based in Atlanta, Georgia. 

In this role, Derek leads IHG®’s sales strategy, operations, effectiveness, support and global account management, and is responsible for delivering a consistent and effective world-class sales experience for customers. Derek also serves as a member of IHG’s Commercial & Technology Leadership Team.

Before joining IHG, Derek spent 20 years with American Airlines, where he held a number of leadership roles. Most recently, he served as Vice President, Global Sales, leading the sales team and developing all sales and distribution policies worldwide, while spearheading American Airline’s relationships with corporate customers and travel agencies. Previously, he was President, AAdvantage® Marketing Programs, responsible for overseeing the world’s first frequent flyer program’s activities worldwide. He also served as Managing Director, Interactive Marketing; Managing Director, Airline Profitability and Financial Analysis; and Managing Director, Domestic Pricing.

Derek holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

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