Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the corporate travel giant, has announced the retirement of Executive Vice Presidents Rob Deliberto and Scott Guerrero. While each is now retired from their official position, both will continue to assist CWT with specific initiatives during 2009, CWT said.
Jack O’Neill, president, CWT North America, said Deliberto’s and Guerrero’s respective contributions have left an indelible mark on CWT and the travel industry as a whole. “The professionalism and integrity Rob and Scott have demonstrated over the years provide an outstanding example to the many colleagues who greatly respect them. They will each be missed professionally and personally, but I know they will enjoy the opportunity to spend more time with their families and friends. On behalf of the entire CWT family, we wish Rob and Scott all the best that retirement has to offer.”
Rob Deliberto began his travel industry career in 1980 before joining Carlson Travel in 1990 as Vice President and General Manager of the East region. During his time in that role, Rob increased sales and revenue year-over-year and was instrumental in the high retention of clients and employees, including guiding both groups through the transition in 1997 when Carlson Travel merged with European company Wagonlit Travel to create Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Most recently he was Executive Vice President of Global Supplier Yield Management. He has represented CWT within the travel industry as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Business Travel Association (NBTA), and since 2005 has served as Vice President of NBTA's Allied Leadership Council. Deliberto will continue to represent CWT in that capacity until his term expires in August 2009.
Scott Guerrero has dedicated more than 35 years of his career to the travel industry, with more than 30 years at Maritz Corporate Travel (MCT), where he served in numerous leadership roles across a broad spectrum, including international business development, consulting, operations, purchasing, product marketing, meetings and events, accounting, and technology. Guerrero joined CWT through its 2004 acquisition of MCT, where he first served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and was later promoted to President of CW Government Travel (CWGT) in the Americas. In this role, Guerrero successfully led CWGT’s strategy, sales, service, and operations activities.
When CWT acquired SatoTravel in 2006 as part of its purchase of Navigant International, Guerrero was chosen to lead the integration of the CWGT and Sato teams to form CWTSatoTravel, a premier supplier of government-dedicated travel management services. Guerrero’s industry achievements were recognized in 2004 when he received the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) President’s Award.