CWT appoints Matt Beatty to head Traveler Services and Nick Vournakis promoted to run US Military & Government operations



Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today announced that Matt Beatty will join the global executive team as Executive Vice President, Traveler Services.

Beatty has worked at CWT for nearly 25 years and moves to the executive team having been President, US Military & Government Markets, since 2011. He will continue to be based in Minneapolis and will report directly to Douglas Anderson, CWT’s president and CEO.

Anderson said, “Traveler Services’ role is to make sure travelers have access to the latest technology, provide personalized service and ensure that our service is highly reliable and consistent around the world. Matt has done a fantastic job running our US Military and Government operations and will bring his strong track record of success to his new role.”

Beatty said, “Making sure travelers have the best possible experience is right at the heart of everything CWT does. This is a great opportunity to build on what is already an excellent operation. We are committed to staying at the forefront of the business travel industry and we will continue to find new ways to improve the traveler experience.”

Nick Vournakis is succeeding Beatty as President, US Military & Government Markets, reporting to Patrick Andersen, President Americas. Vournakis is currently CWT’s Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, where he has been instrumental in defining CWT’s product innovation agenda.

Andersen said, “Nick has had great success in leading teams at CWT, most recently in marketing and before that running the Solutions Group and CWT Canada. His leadership will enable us to remain ahead of the market in the US military and government sectors.”

Both Beatty and Vournakis start their new roles on April 1.


About CWT

CWT is a global leader specialized in managing business travel and meetings and events. CWT serves companies, government institutions and non-governmental organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries and territories. By leveraging both the expertise of its people and leading-edge technology, CWT helps clients derive the greatest value from their travel program in terms of savings, service, security and sustainability. The company is also committed to providing best-in-class service and assistance to travelers. In 2015, sales volume for wholly owned operations and joint ventures totaled US$24.2 billion. As part of its commitment to responsible business, CWT is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact Ten Principles. For more information about CWT, please visit our global website at Follow us on Twitter @CarlsonWagonlit


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