Americas appointment highlights of the month – January/February 2019

The travel, tourism and aviation industries in the Americas region witness policy and upper level changes on a daily basis. It is important to not only keep tabs of these organisations direction, but to also monitor changes in executive branches to see the wider picture of the travel market. The Blue Swan Daily will keep you informed of these movements each month, with a full wrap of the key changes in the Americas market, while also looking forward to key appointments announced for the last couple of months.

Here are the key executive changes for January/February 2019;

  • Hudson Group appointed Roger Fordyce as CEO, effective 08-Jan-2019. Mr Fordyce succeeds Joseph DiDomizio who is leaving the company to pursue other interests;
  • Stellar Partners announced Susan Stackhouse plans to retire from the position of CEO. Ms Stackhouse was replaced by Stellar Partners president and COO Padraig Drennan;
  • Interjet appointed William Shaw as CEO, effective 15-Jan-2019. Mr Shaw succeeds José Luis Garza who set to join Interjet’s board of directors;
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport announced Wayne County Airport Authority appointed Chad Newton as CEO of the airport, effective 17-Jan-2019;
  • CommutAir appointed Richard Hoefling as president and CEO, effective 01-Feb-2019;
  • Infraero announced the appointment of Martha Seillier as president, effective 17-Jan-2019;
  • FedEx appointed president and COO David J Bronczek to the board, effective 28-Jan-2019;
  • Flybondi appointed Sebastian Pereira as CEO on 15-Feb-2019;
  • Avianca Brazil will appoint Jorge Vianna as CEO, replacing Frederico Pedreira;
  • Avianca Cargo appointed Kurt Schosinsky as MD, effective Feb-2019;
  • Flycana appointed Frederik Jacobsen as CEO on 11-Feb-2019;
  • FedEx Corporation appointed Raj Subramaniam as president and COO, effective 01-Mar-2019;
  • Delta Air Lines appointed Tim Mapes as chief marketing and communications officer, effective 01-May-2019;
  • Eastern Airlines appointed Steven E Harfst as president and CEO, effective 28-Feb-2019;
  • Corporación América Airports appointed director Máximo Luis Bomchil as chairman effective immediately. Eduardo Eurnekian submitted his resignation as chairman and board member effective 26-Feb-2019;
  • Volaris appointed Carolyn Prowse as CCO, effective 16-Mar-2019, reporting directly to EVP commercial and operations Holger Blankenstein.