Travelport GDS Promotes Powers

Travelport GDS named Sue Powers chief executive officer of the company’s recently created business unit named IT Services & Software by Travelport (ITS&S). In the new post, Powers is responsible for managing and expanding Travelport’s portfolio of IT solutions targeted at airlines, hotels, car rental companies, meta search providers and other non-travel agency customers worldwide. She will also be responsible for the Business Intelligence unit which provides marketing and other critical data to the industry. Based in Atlanta, she reports directly to Gordon Wilson, president and CEO of Travelport GDS.

“Sue Powers brings a wealth of technical expertise and extensive commercial and strategic acumen to her new role," Wilson said. "She is the ideal candidate to lead the expansion of our IT Services & Software business, building on her strong industry relationships, particularly with airlines. I am confident that Sue will take full advantage of growth opportunities and provide exemplary service and support to our ITS&S customers.”

Previously, Powers served as Travelport’s CIO, overseeing product and application development for the Galileo, Worldspan and Apollo global distribution systems and associated airline services. She joined Worldspan in 1993 and has held senior roles in sales, marketing, development and e-commerce. Powers was named “Global CIO of the Year” in 2006 by the Georgia CIO Leadership Association.

Travelport GDS also said that Keith Woodcock has been named interim CIO. Woodcock was CIO for Galileo and will drive Travelport’s technology strategy and Travelport’s collaborative work with Microsoft.

Visit www.travelport.com.

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