Carlson, a leading travel management
company and private investment firm, has appointed
Pamela Arway and Kurt Ekert to the Board of Directors.
Lee Chaden will be retiring from the Board
effective 30 June.
Pamela M. Arway currently serves
as an independent director on the boards of DaVita Inc., The
Hershey Corporation and Iron Mountain Incorporated. She is a
former President of American Express International, Japan,
Asia-Pacific, Australia region, culminating a 21-year career with
the company. An MBA graduate of Queen’s University, Ontario, Pam
also holds a bachelor’s degree in languages from Memorial
University of Newfoundland.
“It is with great
pleasure that I welcome Pam to the board. Her extensive business
experience and travel industry knowledge along with her broad
governance expertise make her an ideal addition to our board,”
said Diana Nelson, Chair of Carlson Inc.
Ekert has been President and CEO of CWT since April 2016 and is
Vice Chairman of the U.S. Department of Commerce Travel & Tourism
Advisory Board. He is also a director of Passur Aerospace, the
World Travel & Tourism Council, and the UNGA Global Partnership to
End Violence Against Children, and is an advisor to Freebird Inc.
Kurt holds a B.S. from the Wharton School at the University of
Pennsylvania, an MBA from the University of South Carolina, and
saw active duty as a U.S. Army officer.
appointment recognizes Kurt’s many contributions to our business
over the past three years and I look forward to working with him
both as the CEO of CWT and a member of our board,” said Diana
Nelson, Chair of Carlson Inc. “Separately, we say
thank you and farewell to Lee, after twelve years as a director of
our company. His vast experience has been a huge asset to both our
board discussions and our thinking over the years, and we wish him
well in his retirement.”