Simon Gros serves as Chief of Staff to the CEO and Group Vice President for Industry Affairs at Travelport. Simon joined the company in 2008 after serving for six years at the U.S. Department of Transportation, culminating as the Senate-confirmed Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs. Prior to USDoT, he held a variety of positions in Washington, DC, including working for Congress. Simon holds a BA from the University of Maryland and a JD from George Mason University. He lives in London with his wife and two boys.