Articles tagged “execs”

United’s Scott Kirby Finally Gets a CEO Job: Now What?

United’s Scott Kirby Finally Gets a CEO Job: Now What?

Brian Sumers, Skift

In almost every room he enters, Scott Kirby is the smartest person. Everyone knows it — including him. As CEO, though, he may need to show a little humility. Can he do it?

8 months ago

Huge Reorg at Expedia, CEO Out, Diller Takes Over

Huge Reorg at Expedia, CEO Out, Diller Takes Over

Tom Lowry, Skift

Well, this is a surprise. Expedia's two top executives resign unexpectedly. And Barry Diller moves in.

8 months ago

Marriott Loses New Senator Mitt Romney From its Board

Marriott Loses New Senator Mitt Romney From its Board

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

Despite the presence of a significant political figure on its board, Marriott has consistently risen above politics and represented the interests of hotel chains and tourism as a whole quite well over the last few years.

2 years ago

JetBlue’s First Female President Wants More Diversity and Higher Profits

JetBlue’s First Female President Wants More Diversity and Higher Profits

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airlines need more diversity at the senior leadership levels. But new JetBlue President and COO Joanna Geraghty would prefer to be known for more than her gender. That seems like a fair request, no? Let's see if she can fix the airline's on-time performance.

2 years ago

Lonely Planet CEO to Depart as Company Pursues Sale

Lonely Planet CEO to Depart as Company Pursues Sale

Jason Clampet and Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Lonely Planet has weathered the death of the guidebook better than any of its peers, and its new leader will need to figure out a way to flourish rather than just survive as it builds on the pieces of its empire.

2 years ago

What It Means for United That CEO Munoz Doubles as Chief Apology Officer

What It Means for United That CEO Munoz Doubles as Chief Apology Officer

Brian Sumers, Skift

Under Oscar Munoz, United Airlines has a knack for getting itself in the news with viral stories. But operationally and financially, the airline is doing OK, and sophisticated investors aren't calling for him to leave. He may get more time to fix what ails United.

2 years ago

WestJet CEO Leaves Suddenly With Discount Airline Launch on the Agenda

WestJet CEO Leaves Suddenly With Discount Airline Launch on the Agenda

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

There's rarely a sleepy transition of power in the airline industry and WestJet is no exception. Sims is facing a labor negotiations predicament that could prevent the carrier from moving quickly to launch its low-cost arm.

2 years ago

Wynn’s Departure Signals an Opportunity for Women to Rise in Gaming Leadership

Wynn’s Departure Signals an Opportunity for Women to Rise in Gaming Leadership

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Time's up for hospitality and gaming companies: the dearth of women in leadership roles needs to be fixed.

3 years ago

Steve Wynn Is Out as Wynn Resorts CEO Effective Immediately

Steve Wynn Is Out as Wynn Resorts CEO Effective Immediately

Deanna Ting, Skift

Wynn's departure has us thinking about another hotelier (a hotel brand, really) with much less success in the gaming industry, and even more proof of having committed assaults against women. But, alas, it's proving much tougher to get him to resign.

3 years ago

Ex-NJ Governor Christie Forced to Use Regular TSA Line at Newark’s Awful Terminal B

Ex-NJ Governor Christie Forced to Use Regular TSA Line at Newark’s Awful Terminal B

Elise Young, Bloomberg

We have no industry-specific insight here, just a supreme joy at seeing a person run face first into a transportation tragedy of their own making. Next stop: Amtrak's Northeast Corridor.

3 years ago

Should Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary Step Down?

Should Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary Step Down?

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

The idea of replacing iconic Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary would have been unthinkable six months ago. But times change. Maybe Ryanair needs a leader who is less antagonistic to labor.

3 years ago

Returning Executive Threatens Attempt at Kenya Airways Turnaround

Returning Executive Threatens Attempt at Kenya Airways Turnaround

Bella Genga, Bloomberg

Kenya Airways is trying to negotiate its way out of major debt in a complicated turnaround bid. Drama between executives isn't making the process any easier.

3 years ago