World Travel Holdings appoints two to executive team

Loren Kennedy, left, and Jennifer Gasser Loren Kennedy, left, and Jennifer Gasser

World Travel Holdings promoted Jennifer Gasser to svp partner brands and Loren Kennedy to vp human resources.

Gasser will direct the management and growth of the partner brand program, ensuring a dominant position in private label partnerships. She will oversee the cruise programs for nationally known airline, hotel, retail and online travel agency brands.

'We are thrilled to have Jennifer lead our private-label partnership portfolio,' said Jeff Tolkin, co-chairman and ceo, World Travel Holdings. 'She has proven herself as an expert at building successful relationships and negotiating mutually beneficial partnerships with our travel affiliates, and we look forward to her bringing this knowledge and expertise to the partner brands segment of our business.'

Previously Gasser was vp supplier relations and product. Since joining World Travel Holdings in 2005, she has been known as a strong and influential leader and a consummate team player. In her new role, she will lead the partner brand marketing and partner brand account management teams.

Kennedy's leadership in human resources has been a key factor in World Travel Holdings’ success as a top employer and trailblazer in the remote jobs industry. She provides insights and direction in talent development and corporate communications and understands the importance of aligning employee needs with company goals.

Debbie Fiorino, svp human resources for World Travel Holdings, welcomed Gasser and Kennedy to the executive team. 'Developing a diverse team of executives with experience that spans across all facets of our business has always been an important part of managing our company for long-term success,' she said.

The two women will continue to be based at company’s corporate location of Wilmington, Massachusetts.

Posted 19 April 2017

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Anne Kalosh

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