Adelman Travel Executive Leadership
Chief Executive Officer
Andy leads the business, strategy and direction for the Adelman Travel Group businesses: Adelman Travel & Technology, which provides digital services, full service, concierge services, professional services and meetings & events services to companies of all sizes; Food & Wine Trails, which provides epicurean European cruise experiences; Chamber Discoveries & Adelman Discoveries, which provide affinity group travel via European river cruise and ocean cruises; and Adelman Vacations.
Andy has a passion for travel, technology, transformation and energizing an organization around the mission of hiring great people and creating an environment where great people can do great things for our customers, their careers, and our company.
Prior to becoming CEO of Adelman Travel Group, Andy was a Partner at Altus Alliance, Head of Worldwide Sales at American Express, and the GM and Head of Business Travel for American Express in North America.
“Success for me is when not one employee in our company needs an alarm clock because they are so jazzed to do what they are doing each day, they cannot wait to begin!”- Andy McGraw
President and Chief Operating Officer
Steve attended the Wharton College of Business and is a Certified Travel Consultant and Certified Travel Industry Executive. Currently, he is a member of the Executive Travel CTAP Advisory Board.
Steve has been with the Adelman family since 1995. With over 30 years of corporate travel management experience, he previously held management positions at American Express and BTI Americas.
As COO of Adelman Travel, he is directly involved with all aspects of the client relationship. He heads the areas of operations, account management, supplier relations and sales for Adelman Travel. Steve supports the Regional Vice Presidents and the Vice President of Global Sales on all levels. With this team, he reviews each customer's strategic business plan to ensure all objectives are being met and exceeded. Steve is also involved in the sales and operations for global prospects and customers.
Chief Information Officer
Ivan holds a BS in Business from San Diego State University. Soon after, Ivan joined Adelman Travel Group in 1995. He began his career at Adelman as Senior Staff Accountant and was soon promoted to Financial Reporting Manager.
He took over management of Adelman Travel's Technology Department in 2004, where his primary responsibilities involve finding solutions for the company to be more productive and competitive in the market place. He has directed the development of several proprietary technology solutions since becoming head of the R&D department.
Ivan currently sits on the advisory boards of three online booking tools and is a member of the CIO Roundtable. In 2009, Ivan was chosen for the CIO 50 award, which honors IT executives for their ability to successfully integrate technology solutions, thereby helping increase corporate efficiencies. In 2011, Ivan received the CIO of the Year award from the Society for Information Management. He was awarded the 2015 Innovation Award by Concur. Finally, in 2016, he made CIO’s International Top 100 CIO list.
Michelle De Witt Bugajski
Chief Financial Officer
Michelle received her BSBA in Management and Accounting from Rhode Island College, and her MBA in Finance from Providence College. Michelle's background includes over 15 years of management, finance, and accounting experience. Plus, she has over 10 years of human resource experience, primarily in news media at both large public companies and smaller, privately-held companies.
In 2007, she made the transition to Adelman Travel Group from Monster Worldwide where she was Global Controller for the Internet Advertising and Fees Division. She came in as the new Controller and Director of HR. Within five years, her extensive background and skills were appreciated as she was promoted to Chief Financial Officer.
Senior Vice President, Partner Solutions
Angela leads Adelman’s vacation brands, which include Adelman Vacations and our group affinity travel divisions: Chamber Discoveries and Food & Wine Trails. Additionally, she oversees Adelman’s Vendor Partner Management team, with a key focus on strengthening preferred relationships and overall agency performance.
Angela has been with Adelman Travel since 1995 and has over 25 years of experience in corporate and vacation travel. She started her career from the ground up, working as a corporate travel consultant for Carlson Wagonlit Travel. She also has experience managing emergency service operations. Angela credits her frontline experience, as well as her variety of positions in the industry, for giving her a foundation grounded in true customer service, which she uses to effectively lead her teams.
Angela Abbate attended Texas State University and the International Airlines Travel Academy in Dallas.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Travel Operation
Debbie leads the omni-channel operation for service delivery, which includes elite service, full service, online support, rewards & fulfillment, group air and related support functions. Her extensive operations and industry background focus on meeting the needs of Adelman’s clients.
Debbie’s passion is building customer loyalty by offering exceptional service from employees who have extensive service and industry expertise. It’s all about making travel seamless and enjoyable on every level. Debbie also dedicates her time building future leaders by mentoring individuals on business acumen and personal growth.
Debbie previously spent 20 years at Carlson Wagonlit Travel, including 12 years as Vice President of Support Services for the Americas.
Senior Vice President, Global Account Management
Gary leads the client success division of Adelman Travel. Client success exists to ensure Adelman’s clients are successful in their core business by providing a consultative approach to managing their corporate T&E.
Gary’s passion is to develop long-term strategic partnerships within the Adelman client base. Understanding clients’ needs and expectations, along with an acute ability to mesh the most effective solutions to achieve success, provides Gary his greatest sense of accomplishment.
Gary has been with Adelman Travel since 1996 and has over 30 years of travel industry experience. Previous positions include corporate, vacations, meetings and elite services management. He holds a business degree from Adelphi University in New York.
Away from the office Gary’s time is spent planning and executing travel adventures for himself and his family. What keeps Gary grounded is his appreciation for the animal kingdom, demonstrated by his work with the Humane Society.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales
Mike leads the sales team in providing comprehensive solutions to complex travel opportunities. As an expert in corporate travel, he has worked with accounts of all sizes, ranging from SMB to Multinational/Global.
Mike has over 30 years of industry experience. His previous positions include Vice President of Multinational Sales with American Express Global Business Travel, as well as positions in account management and call center management. He also spent several years at WorldTravel BTI and Pan American World Airways.
His broad industry experience gives Mike insight into prospective clients’ programs and ensures that Adelman’s offering is precisely tailored to fulfil their needs and exceed expectations.
When not on the road with his sales team, Mike can still be found on the road, training for the Marine Corps Marathon in support of his son, who is stationed overseas.
Vice President, Marketing
Jono has been involved with the family business for over 20 years. He has learned the company from the ground up, serving in a wide variety of capacities including accounting, emergency services, and account management. In 2005, Jono took on the responsibility of implementing and overseeing the exclusive Adelman Private Fares (APF) solution. Two years later and after the successful growth of APF, Jono transitioned to the business development team.
As Vice President, Jono is still involved in business development initiatives and assists with key strategies, sharing his creative insight. He is also actively involved in the long-term strategic planning process, which includes exploring growth initiatives through the evaluation of potential agency acquisitions.
Dawn Arredondo Morante
Director, People & Culture
As the head of Adelman's human resources area, Dawn is dedicated to ensuring that our employees enjoy a healthy work-life balance; she leads Adelman Travel's Employee Engagement Committee, which is focused on the satisfaction and involvement of our employees. Dawn also oversees the training & development area, with the goal of providing outstanding learning and advancement opportunities to our employees.
Dawn is equally passionate about community involvement and is one of the founding members of our longstanding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team. Her aim is to ensure that Adelman Travel protects the tenets of a strong CSR initiative through our involvement in the Hunger Task Force, PetSmart Charities, and the Hank Aaron State Trail to name a few.
Dawn has been with Adelman Travel since 1998 and has managed the human resources department of Adelman Travel for over 10 years. Prior to joining Adelman Travel, Dawn held positions in the insurance and healthcare industries.