Travel Industry Wire - Appointments News Appointments Travel Industry News EN Travel Industry Wire - Appointments News American Airlines Appoints Ron DeFeo Vice President Of Communications In this role, DeFeo will report to Elise Eberwein, Executive Vice President - People and Communications and will oversee media relations, social media, employee communications, creative services, employee engagement and community relations. DeFeo's appointment fills the role vacated earlier this year due to a retirement. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:21:56 EST Alexandria Marren Joins Hertz Global Holdings As EVP, North American Rental Car Operations Dewayne Kirkham named Senior Vice President and General Manager of Off-Airport Operations Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:14:27 EST Alaska Air Group Names Brooke DeBay Managing Director of Audit Programs Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, has named Brooke DeBay managing director of audit programs. DeBay will oversee internal audit, the internal evaluation program and enterprise risk management for both airlines. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:46:00 EST Mesa Airlines Appoints Jeffrey Domrese Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering Domrese joined Mesa in January 2014 to develop the maintenance program for the Embraer 175 and to serve as the company’s FAA interface for successful certification of the aircraft. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:04:13 EST Cruise Lines International Association Announces President & CEO Transition Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced that Thomas P. Ostebo who recently joined CLIA as President and CEO has stepped down from the position immediately, due to personal reasons. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:02:24 EST Carnival Corporation Names Michael Ungerer to New Chief Operations Officer Role for Asia Company also appoints Felix Eichhorn president of AIDA Cruises Mon, 10 Aug 2015 11:23:14 EST United Airlines Names Gerry Laderman Acting Chief Financial Officer United Airlines (UAL) today announced that Gerald (Gerry) Laderman has been named acting chief financial officer. He succeeds John Rainey, who has resigned to become chief financial officer at PayPal Holdings, Inc. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 10:46:25 EST American Express Global Business Travel Appoints Cindy Allen As Chief Marketing Officer In this role, Ms. Allen will oversee the Company’s brand positioning, marketing, product marketing and corporate communications and industry relations functions on a global level. Ms. Allen will report to GBT’s Chief Strategy Officer, Steve Curts. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:39:42 EST Airlines for America Names John Illson Managing Director of Safety Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today named Capt. John Illson as Managing Director of Safety. Illson joins A4A from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) where he was Chief of Operational Safety. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:02:02 EST Royal Caribbean Names Jim Berra Chief Marketing Officer. Jim will be responsible for all aspects of the cruise line's marketing program, including brand strategy and positioning, consumer and trade advertising, web and loyalty marketing, research, brand development and communications. He will report to Michael Bayley, Royal Caribbean International President and CEO. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:23:17 EST Silver Air Signs Chuck Stumpf As EVP of Business Development Silver Air has added Chuck Stumpf to its executive team as the company's new executive vice president of business development. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:21:23 EST Boeing Names Muilenburg Chief Executive Officer McNerney remains board chairman; Muilenburg joins board - Conner continues as vice chairman Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:04:56 EST Fiji Airways Appoints Andre Viljoen As CEO & Managing Director On Monday, Fiji Airways announced the appointment of a new CEO and Managing Director - the current head of Air Mauritius, Andre Viljoen – who will take up the position before October 1, 2015. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:00:23 EST The Priceline Group Appoints Maelle Gavet Executive Vice President, Global Operations Gavet will be responsible for driving global operational strategy and connections across The Priceline Group and its six major brands:,, KAYAK,, and OpenTable, working alongside The Priceline Group leadership team and the company CEOs. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:01:04 EST Royal Caribbean Promotes Dr. Zinan Liu To President Of China And North Asia Pacific Zinan joined Royal Caribbean International in 2009 and has been spearheading all of Royal Caribbean's commercial and operational activities, and significantly growing the brand in the region, including opening offices in Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong, and bolstering the brand's operations in Shanghai. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:24:03 EST Andres Conesa, CEO of Aeromexico, New IATA Chairman The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Andres Conesa, CEO of Aeromexico, has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors for a one-year term, effective immediately. Conesa is the first Mexican to hold this position. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 16:07:15 EST AAA Elects First Canadian Executive As Chairman of National Board Don Main, President of Main Group, Incorporated, and past Chairman of the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA), was elected chairman of the AAA Board of Directors at the 112th AAA Annual Meeting in Orlando, the first Canadian to hold the distinguished post. Thu, 28 May 2015 14:33:46 EST Airlines for America Names Billy Nolen Senior Vice President of Safety, Security and Operations Airlines for America (A4A) today named Capt. Billy Nolen as Senior Vice President of Safety, Security and Operations. Nolen joins A4A from American Airlines where he was Managing Director of Corporate Safety and Regulatory Affairs. Thu, 28 May 2015 14:28:42 EST 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