CWT has made two changes within its executive leadership team (ELT), with Michelle McKinney Frymire named chief finance & strategy officer, and Patrick Andersen as chief commercial officer and president of RoomIt.
The changes are prompted by the planned departure of David Falter, formerly president of RoomIt by CWT. All three changes are effective May 1, 2020.
Frymire was appointed to the ELT in January 2019 upon joining the company and was formerly the companyâ€™s chief financial officer.
She has 18 yearsâ€™ travel industry experience, with chief financial officer roles at Starwood Vacation Ownership and Delta Technology (a division of Delta Airlines), and financial leadership roles with Continental Air Lines and Delta Air Lines. In addition, she held chief financial officer positions at several private equity portfolio companies before joining CWT.
Patrick Andersen was appointed to the ELT in October 2013 and was formerly the companyâ€™s chief strategy and commerce officer.
He joined CWT in 2008 and has over 30 yearsâ€™ experience in global travel & logistics, with various international leadership roles at Deutsche Post Worldwide and DHL.
Commenting on the changes, Kurt Ekert, CWTâ€™s president and CEO said: â€œBy combining the Commercial and RoomIt teams we have created a more practical approach to managing these two complementary functions, and in the new operating environment it is logical to bring together strategy and finance.”