Leadership

Adelman Travel Executive Leadership

 

Andy McGraw

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


Steve Cline

President and Chief Operating Officer

Steve attended the Wharton College of Business and is a Certified Travel Consultant and Certified Travel Industry Executive. Steve has been with Adelman since 1995. With over 30 years of corporate travel management experience, he previously held management positions at American Express and BTI Americas. As COO, Steve leads travel operations, Client Success, Partner Solutions and the Adelman Vacations and Affinity businesses.


Angela Abbate

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.


Debbie Westlake

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.


Mike Collins

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.


Denise Clark

Vice President of Finance

 


Jennifer Torre

Vice President, Technology

In her role as Vice President of Technology, Jennifer is responsbile for Adelman Travel's Automation, Product Development and Management, Reporting and Security.  



 

 

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.  

 

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