CWT has appointed Michelle McKinney Frymire as CEO, who began her role on 1 May. Incumbent Kurt Ekert will be stepping down and remain as a senior advisor to the company.
Frymire joined the B2B travel management platform in 2019, and was most recently leading as president, strategy & transformation as well as CFO in October 2020, after CWT went through a major restructure following the wake of Covid-19.
The industry stalwart has over 20 years of travel industry experience, having come from other leadership roles such as CFO at Starwood Vacation Ownership and Delta Technology (a division of Delta Airlines), as well as Continental Airlines and Delta Air Lines. Frymire has also managed strategy, technology, HR, corporate development and finance at private equity portfolio companies.
“I am delighted to welcome Michelle to the role of leading our company into the next phase of our development, building on the successes of recent years, and continuing to push us into achieving our true potential,” said Rick Gage, chair of CWT’s parent company, CTII Holdings.
“Following a strong and dynamic performance in her most immediate role as president, strategy & transformation and chief financial officer, Michelle’s leadership skills will be key to our future accomplishments and continued development."