Non-profit sector specialist Key Travel has made several new appointments to its senior leadership team in Philadelphia in the US.

Kevin Brown has been appointed as SVP of sales for North America. He joins from Travel Leaders, where he held the position of VP multinational sales development. Previously, Brown spent ten years at Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), where he was VP of global and strategic sales.

Meanwhile, Cherie Bachman joins as VP of operations for North America. Bachman has 30 years’ experience in the travel industry, having been responsible for customer service teams across the US. Most recently, she was senior director of call centres at Travel Impressions (owned by American Express and Bain Capital).

To further support customer growth, Kim Tiberia (pictured above) has been promoted to SVP of account management. She joined Key Travel in August 2018 in the role of MD of strategic partnerships for the New York and Northeast region.

Jeffrey Lavender, president of Key Travel North America, said: “I’m delighted to have a senior management team with such a track record in travel management. The team will help accelerate our growth even further as we bring world-class products and services to the marketplace.”

CEO Saad Hammad added: “To deliver on Key Travel’s purpose of helping the spread of good in the world, we continue to invest in our people and the creation of high-performing teams. Key Travel is uniquely positioned to support the needs of the non-profit sectors through our expertise, innovative technology and international footprint.”

Key Travel focuses on the humanitarian, academic and faith sectors. In 2018, it acquired Raptim Humanitarian Travel.

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