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Steenland Joins Travelport as Vice Chairman

August 3, 2011 By: George Dooley Travel Agent


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Travelport reports the appointment of Douglas M. Steenland as Vice Chairman of its Board of Directors, effective August 2.  He will serve on the Compensation, Audit and Executive Committees of the Board.

Commenting on Steenland’s appointment, Jeff Clarke, Executive Chairman of Travelport said,  “I am delighted to welcome Doug to the Travelport Board of Directors. Doug brings a wealth of relevant industry, executive and board experience to the company.”

Steenland held numerous executive roles during seventeen years with Northwest Airlines, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer from October 2004 until its merger with Delta Air Lines in October 2008. 

Steenland is currently a Senior Advisor to the Blackstone Private Equity Group, Chairman of the Board of Performance for Food Group Inc. and holds a portfolio of board directorships, including:  American International Group, Inc., C, Digital River Corporation and Hilton Worldwide Inc.

With a presence in 160 countries, approximately 3,500 employees and reported 2010 revenues of $2.3 billion, Travelport includes the global distribution system (GDS) business, which includes the Galileo and Worldspan brands, as well as its Airline IT Solutions business.


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By George Dooley | August 3, 2011
Steenland had been with Northwest Airlines for seventeen years, including a time as President and Chief Executive Officer from October 2004 to October 2008.