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L-R: CWT's Courtney Mattson, Acting CFO; Patrick Andersen, President & Chief Commercial Officer; Niklas Andréen, President & Chief Operating Officer
L-R: CWT's Courtney Mattson, Acting CFO; Patrick Andersen, President & Chief Commercial Officer; Niklas Andréen, President & Chief Operating Officer

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CWT announces the appointment of Courtney Mattson as acting Chief Financial Officer

Minneapolis, 11 May, 2021: CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, today announces the appointment of Courtney Mattson as acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Executive Leadership Team - immediately prior to this she was Global Treasurer and Deputy CFO. At the same time, Patrick Andersen has been appointed President & Chief Commercial Officer, and Niklas Andréen has been appointed President & Chief Operating Officer. The changes follow the succession of former President, Strategy & Transformation and CFO, Michelle McKinney Frymire, to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 1 May 2021.

“We have an incredibly talented leadership team globally, and I am delighted that this continues to be reflected in these appointments,” said Michelle McKinney Frymire, CEO. “We remain committed to our proven growth strategy, focused on our industry-defining, successful B2B4E approach, which we believe is a true differentiator in business travel management. Courtney, Patrick, and Niklas are all key partners in that journey along with the balance of our executive leadership team.”

Courtney joined CWT as Treasurer in November 2018, from Mosaic, a public company based in Minneapolis, where as Treasurer she was responsible for the company’s capital markets, insurance and treasury operations functions. Prior to that, she spent eight years at KPMG in their international consulting practice. She holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wisconsin, and an MBA in Finance from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management.

Rounding out the company’s executive leadership team are Lauren Aste, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, Catherine Maguire-Vielle, Chief Human Resource Officer, John Pelant, Chief Technology Officer, and Chris Vukelich, Strategic Advisor. Kurt Ekert, former President and CEO, remains a special advisor to the company as well working with the executive team and the Board of Directors. 

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CWT is a Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform. Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people connected – anywhere, anytime, anyhow – and across six continents, we provide their employees with innovative technology and an efficient, safe and secure travel experience.

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CWT is a Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform. Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people connected – anywhere, anytime, anyhow – and across six continents, we provide their employees with innovative technology and an efficient, safe and secure travel experience. Every single day, we look after enough travelers to fill more than 100,000 hotel rooms, while our meetings and events division handles more than 100 events every 24 hours.