Marsha Williams Joins as Chief Financial Officer; and Jim Shaughnessy as General Counsel
Chicago, IL, July 9, 2007 - Orbitz Worldwide, a leading global online travel company, today announced the appointment of two new members of its senior leadership team. Marsha Williams joins the company as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Jim Shaughnessy has joined as senior vice president and general counsel for the organization.
Both Williams and Shaughnessy will report to Steven Barnhart, CEO and president of Orbitz Worldwide.
"We are pleased to announce the addition of these two talented leaders to the Orbitz Worldwide leadership team," said Steve Barnhart, CEO and president of Orbitz Worldwide, a division of Travelport, Ltd. "Marsha and Jim bring to our management team significant experience running global public companies. As Orbitz Worldwide continues its evolution as a global company, our employees, customers, partners and investors will benefit from their experience, strategies and insights. We look forward to their many contributions to Orbitz Worldwide's future growth."
With over 35 years of experience in finance, Marsha Williams, 56, will oversee the organization's finance, accounting and investor relations activities. Prior to Orbitz Worldwide, she was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Equity Office Properties, one of the nation's largest publicly held office building owners and managers prior to its purchase by the Blackstone Group in 2007. Additionally, Williams was the chief administrative officer for Crate & Barrel, and has held senior finance positions at Amoco Corporation and Carson Pirie Scott & Company, as well as being the current member of various boards and associations. Williams has a master's degree from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and a bachelor's degree in economics from Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Jim Shaughnessy, age 52, will oversee the legal and regulatory matters that impact the Orbitz Worldwide business and its global portfolio of brands. Shaughnessy has more than 25 years of experience as a strategic legal executive handling legal matters for leading technology companies, including Lenovo Group Ltd., Peoplesoft, Hewlett Packard and Compaq. Jim earned his master of public policy and Juris Doctor, cum laude from the University of Michigan and a bachelor's degree, summa cum laude from Northern Michigan University.
Orbitz Worldwide has a portfolio of global brands, including:
About Orbitz Worldwide
Orbitz Worldwide is a leading global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to research, plan and book a broad range of travel products. Orbitz Worldwide owns and operates a portfolio of consumer brands that includes Orbitz (www.orbitz.com), CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com), ebookers (www.ebookers.com), HotelClub (www.hotelclub.com), RatesToGo (www.ratestogo.com), the Away Network (www.away.com) and corporate travel brands Orbitz for Business and Travelport for Business (www.travelportcorporatesolutions.com).