updated 1/25/2011 3:46:03 PM ET 2011-01-25T20:46:03

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Entrepreneurship announced today that its 2011 Advisory Board Chairman will be Robert Sturm, CEO of Professional Travel in Ohio . Sturm has served on the Advisory Board since 2008. Additionally, Mr. Sturm will serve as Member and Marketing Committee Chairs.

"Few people understand what it takes to grow a successful industry leading company as Bob does," says Chris Nolan, NAE Board Member and Franchiseprofs CEO.  "Bob has been a vital part of the NAE Team.  I look forward to working with him as we expand and grow NAE." 

Mr. Sturm is currently President and Chief Executive Officer for Ohio based Professional Travel.  Professional Travel is one of America 's leading business travel management firms with over $200,000,000 in annual sales. The company provides measurable savings for corporations through state of the art travel management strategies and supplier negotiations. He has led Professional Travel in a successful strategy of vision and growth for over 40 years.  .

"Bob has built a terrific company," says Ron Liervik, NAE Board Member, Entrepreneur and Former Moen CEO.  "He will make a great Chairman of the Board.  He has a true entrepreneur's vision and skill set." 

"I have served on two boards with Bob over the last decade, and he is a true professional ," says Dale Paulson, NAE Board Member, and Allegiance CEO.  "I always learn from those who have an impressive bank of experience.  Bob is a true American success story." 

The National Association of Entrepreneurship is the voice of America 's Mid-Market Leaders.  NAE provides essential research, critical content, unparalleled connectivity, and hosts a series of events annually, including the Free Enterprise forum, CEO Briefings Circuit, and the NAE Legislative and Technology Summits.  NAE strives to advance the valuable role of free enterprise in the United States .

Learn why NAE is free enterprise at www.naeonline.org or (888) 400-7182.

Contact: Mark Horning - Director of Communications

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