Travel Industry Wire - Appointments News Appointments Travel Industry News EN Travel Industry Wire - Appointments News Tom Kemp Named Alaska Airlines' Vice President of Flight Operations Alaska Airlines' board of directors announced the election of Tom Kemp to the position of vice president of flight operations for Alaska Airlines effective July 1, replacing Gary Beck, who will retire from the airline on June 30. Thu, 21 May 2015 17:52:50 EST Holland America Line Names Captain Emiel De Vries Master of New Ms Koningsdam When Holland America Line's ms Koningsdam sets sail in April 2016, Captain Emiel de Vries will be in command. Having been with the company since 1997, de Vries rose through the ranks from fourth officer to captain and has been master of ms Amsterdam, ms Eurodam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Rotterdam and ms Zuiderdam. Thu, 21 May 2015 17:30:40 EST Cruise Lines International Association Names Thomas P. Ostebo As President & CEO Selected by CLIA's Global Executive Committee, Ostebo will oversee CLIA operations both domestically and internationally, working directly with his senior leadership team to execute the organization's vision and work on behalf of CLIA members. Thu, 21 May 2015 17:29:32 EST Will Ris To Retire From American Airlines Will Ris, senior vice president – Government Affairs for American Airlines, has announced he intends to retire at the end of this year after nearly 20 years with the airline. Thu, 14 May 2015 11:14:42 EST Sabre Appoints Jeff Kays to Lead Enterprise Account Management for Its Hospitality Solutions Business Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) appointed Jeff Kays to lead account management for enterprise customers within its Hospitality Solutions business, including the Wyndham Hotel Group, Sabre's newest enterprise hotel customer and the world's largest hotel company. Wed, 13 May 2015 09:26:31 EST American Airlines Announces Air Operations Leadership Appointments Kimball Stone – Vice President, Flight - Lorne Cass – Vice President, Integrated Operations Control Wed, 6 May 2015 12:02:29 EST Titus Johnson Joins Thomas Cook Group Airlines As Vice President North America & Caribbean Titus Johnson is appointed Vice President North America & Caribbean for Thomas Cook Group Airlines. In his new role, he is responsible for further developing the Thomas Cook Group Airlines revenues, brands and presence in the region. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:30:53 EST Epteca Expands Executive Team with Digital Marketing Expert Rob Wilson As New CCO Rob joins Karin Sciavilla, COO, Magnus Nyström, CTO and Bojan Jokic, CEO as the latest addition to Epteca’s impressive senior leadership group. As CCO, Rob will focus on strategy and direction in areas such as product and revenue development, on the vendor side of Epteca’s marketplace ecosystem. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:03:22 EST DHISCO Names Travel Distribution Veteran As New Chief Financial Officer DHISCO Inc., the world’s leading hospitality distribution company, today announced the appointment of travel technology industry veteran Charles Loop as chief financial officer. Mon, 6 Apr 2015 12:51:36 EST WestJet Announces Departure of CFO WestJet President and CEO Gregg Saretsky this week announced the resignation of Vito Culmone, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice-President, Finance, effective May 29, 2015. Vito will be joining another Calgary-based organization in a similar capacity. Fri, 3 Apr 2015 13:12:26 EST Hertz Appoints Two Revenue Management Leaders Scot Hornick to oversee pricing and revenue management, has extensive RM experience over a 26 year career focused on travel, transportation and other industries - Charles Vuono will lead revenue strategy, planning, forecasting and analytics, has 15 years of experience leading Revenue Management, Planning and Strategy functions Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:26:36 EST American Express Global Business Travel Appoints Christine Ourmieres-Widener As Chief Global Sales Officer In this role, Ms. Ourmieres-Widener, who was previously Chief Executive Officer of CityJet, will be responsible for GBT’s Global Sales organization and Global Client Group, which work with GBT’s largest prospective and existing customers globally, as well as its Global Business Consulting division. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:05:40 EST Questex Travel Group Appoints Business Development Manager Questex Travel Group has named Eric Edmunds business development manager, responsible for growing its Global Meetings and Incentive Travel Exchanges (GMITE) events portfolio across the western United States, western Canada, Mexico, Latin America and South Pacific. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 17:28:14 EST American Airlines Announces Customer Service Leadership Appointments American Airlines announced the promotion of key individuals as the airline invests in leadership resources for its Customer Service team. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:22:13 EST Republic Airways Announces Retirement of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Wayne C. Heller Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ/NM: RJET) announced yesterday that Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Wayne C. Heller is retiring effective March 13, 2015. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:29:44 EST Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board Names Jamie Foley Vice President of Global Communications The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) has named veteran industry professional Jamie Foley to the role of Vice President, Global Communications, as announced today by the organization’s Chief Marketing Officer Don Skeoch. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:06:28 EST Carlson Announces Retirement of President and CEO Trudy Rautio Carlson today announced that Trudy Rautio, president and chief executive officer, will retire from the company effective May 1, 2015, after 18 years of service. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:10:16 EST Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacífico Names New Chief Financial Officer Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:PAC) (BMV:GAP) announces that GAP’s Board of Directors has designated Mr. Saúl Villarreal García as the new Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective immediately. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:47:13 EST JetBlue Announces Leadership Appointments JetBlue Airways yesterday announced several promotions and key appointments to its leadership team, effective immediately. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:33:42 EST Alaska Airlines Names Charles Breer New Managing Director of Alliances Veteran airline industry expert Charles Breer has joined Alaska Airlines. Breer will serve as managing director of alliances, a new position created, to lead the airline's 14 airline alliance partnerships. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:30:18 EST