Corporate Travel Management (CTM) North America has named Mary Ellen (George) Hess as executive vice president, sales and marketing. The new position was created to bolster the organization’s executive team and position the company for increased top-line growth post-COVID-19. She had been head of North America for Tramada Systems, a travel management platform.

Langham Hospitality Group has named Bob van den Oord as COO, a newly created position. He was most recently managing director at The Langham, London, as well as regional vice president, operations (Europe, Middle East and the US). Prior to that, he was managing director at The Langham, Hong Kong.

Tramada Systems has appointed Michael Jacques as country manager, USA. Previously Tramada’s senior director of business development, Jacques will now be responsible for all the company’s business operations and strategy in the US. He brings over 30 years of experience in travel technology and is a former travel agency owner. He had held leadership roles with Farelogix, e-travel/Amadeus and others.