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Corporate Traveler USA,
the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) division of Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), has named John van den Heuvel as president. He will be based at the company’s new headquarters in New York. He served most recently as president of GOGO Vacations, another division of FCTG. He started his carrier with FCTG 21 years ago.United Airlines
has promoted Josh Earnest to executive vice president of communications and advertising and Terri Fariello to executive vice president of government affairs and global public policy. Earnest joined the company in 2018 as senior vice president and chief communications officer. Prior to joining United, he spent two decades in government and media, including as White House press secretary from 2014 to 2017 and as an analyst for NBC News from 2017-2018. Fariello joined United in 2017 as a senior vice president. Prior to that, she spent 16 years at Exxon Mobil, most recently as vice president of its Washington, DC, office, leading the company’s federal and state government affairs.Hilton
has named Anne-Marie D’Angelo as executive vice president and general counsel. She most recently served as chief legal and government affairs officer at Molson Coors Beverage Company and has held general counsel and leadership roles at several public companies, including public utility company NiSource and Global Brass and Copper Holdings Inc. D’Angelo reports to Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton, and serves as a member of the executive committee.Amtrak
has named Eliot Hamlisch as chief commercial officer, reporting directly to Roger Harris, Amtrak’s president. Most recently, Hamlisch served as chief marketing officer for AMC Entertainment Holdings. Previously, he was at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, where he had served as executive vice president of loyalty and revenue optimization as well as head of global sales. Hamlisch has also worked at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Deloitte and American Express.Wheels Up,
a private aviation provider, has named George Mattson as CEO. He will assume the position in early October and will be based in Atlanta. He brings 25 years of aviation experience to the role, as a strategic advisor, financier, business owner/operator and director. Mattson is a longstanding member of Delta Air Lines’ board of directors. He previously served as a partner and co-head of the Global Industrials Group in Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs & Co. from 2002 to 2012. Since 2014, he has been the lead investor and chairman of Tropic Ocean Airways, the nation's second-largest operator of seaplanes. Tropic Ocean Airways is a Wheels Up partner. Delta is part of an investment group that in mid-August bailed out Wheels Up with a $500 million lifeline that gives the investors a 95% stake in the company.