Formerly an industry leading CEO with a prominent public profile and exceptional international achievements delivered within a blue chip environment across a range of sectors including within travel, transport, IT and telecommunications. Now a Business Mentor, helping late early stage start-ups in Travel & Tourism make their way.
He has a unique mentoring skills and experience for founders. His board level insight into the develop of strategy and good governance especially in travel is a plus for our company.
Donald also has strong track record of delivering results by developing empowered teams and wide experience of different styles, national cultures and industries.
Finally, but not less important He is recognized as an energetic industry thought leader.
Montie Brewer was President & CEO of Air Canada from December 2004 till April of 2009. Under Mr. Brewer’s leadership, Air Canada became an industry innovator in pricing, sales, distribution and onboard product.
Mr. Brewer joined Air Canada in April 2002 as Executive Vice President, Commercial. An industry veteran, Mr. Brewer has held senior positions at United Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Republic Airlines, Braniff and Trans World Airlines. He has planned and developed over 20 hub operations worldwide, managed low cost airline operations as President of United Shuttle and successfully restructured the route networks of three carriers.
While at United Airlines, Mr. Brewer acted as a key negotiator in the founding of Star Alliance, of which Air Canada was also a founding member.
Mr. Brewer is a Member of the Board of Allegiant Travel Company and Aer Lingus and is also Vice-Chair of the Canadian Tourism Commission.
Donald J. Carty
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Virgin America Inc., and Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. and its subsidiary Porter Airlines Inc., and has had a long and distinguished career in aviation, and brings strategic and airline operating expertise to the ID90T team. Mr. Carty retired in 2003 as the chairman and CEO of AMR Corporation and American Airlines. He had served in that position since 1998. Prior to that, he served as president of AMR Airline Group and American Airlines.
Between 1989 and 1995, Mr. Carty was executive vice president — finance and planning for AMR and American Airlines. Mr. Carty had been American’s senior vice president and controller before leaving the airline in March 1985 to become president and CEO of CP Air in Canada. In March of 1987, he returned to American and was elected senior vice president of airline planning. Before joining American, Mr. Carty spent 7 years in various management positions with Celanese Canada, Ltd., Air Canada and the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Mr. Carty is a recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Queen’s University. In addition to serving on the Dell Board of Directors, Mr. Carty is also a director of Barrack Gold Corp., Sears Holdings, CHC Helicopter Corp and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
In September of 2002, Mr. Carty was appointed by President Bush to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, where he served until the summer of 2005. In January 2003, he was named an officer of the Order of Canada. Mr Carty is a graduate of Queens University and Harvard Business School.
Robert Coggin, “Bob” is currently consulting for several accounts with Alpine Marketing after his retirement as Vice Chairman of Travelport GDS; the worlds leading global travel distribution provider to the travel industry.
Bob enjoyed a 42-year career with Delta Air Lines where he became an officer in 1983. Bob retired from Delta in May of 1998 as Executive Vice President of Marketing and a member of Delta’s Executive Council. Following his retirement from Delta, Bob accepted a position with Accenture as Senior Adviser in their Travel and Transportation Practice.
Bob serves as a Director on several Corporate Boards including Logical Choice Technologies, Dr Tango and Oceania Cruises. Community service is very important to Bob which is demonstrated by the various organizations that he has and continues to serve including the Atlanta Convention and Visitor Bureau as Chairman of it Marketing Committee, Vice Chair of the Newnan Coweta Community Foundation, member of the Executive Committee of the Atlanta Sports Council and Chairman of the Endowment Committee of the Newnan Presbyterian Church.
Bob attended Alabama Christian College and completed the Executive MBA Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business.
Cindy E. Green
Cindy Estis Green’s career spans thirty-five years in hospitality. Ms. Estis Green served Hilton International as head of corporate marketing information systems and research and as a hotel general manager.
After starting up the data mining and marketing analytics consultancy, Driving Revenue, and selling it to Pegasus Solutions, Ms. Green spent ten years as managing partner of The Estis Group providing strategic marketing consulting to hospitality organizations.
Co-author of AH&LA’s 2012 Distribution Channel Analysis: A Guide for Hotels, she was named one of the top 25 greatest minds by HSMAI and inducted into the Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame in recognition of her many contributions to sales and marketing technology. A past-Chair and board member on the HSMAI Foundation, she is also a current member of the HITEC Advisory Council and the HSMAI Resort Advisory Council.
Cindy Estis Green holds a BS from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and an MBA in Marketing from The American University. She launched Kalibri Labs in 2012 offering data analytics, data modelling and intelligence services to the hospitality industry.
John McCulloch was until recently Managing Partner of the oneworld airline alliance, the global headquarters of which was established in Vancouver in June 2000. Prior to this he worked with HSBC as Head of Group Marketing in London, after spending 15 years with the Swire Group based out of Hong Kong and Japan, working primarily in the airline industry with Cathay Pacific Airways. He has a law degree from Cambridge University, and has lived or worked in most countries in the Asia Pacific region, travelling extensively particularly for his work with oneworld. His wife Yuko is Japanese and has a PHD from Oxford University, specializing in Developmental Psychology.
He now runs his own consulting and business advisory business, is a Senior Advisor for Seabury Consulting and Aerospace, and otherwise devotes time to volunteer activities particularly in the disabilities sector.
Kathy Misunas currently serves as an advisor and Board Director to various businesses and acts as a principal of Essential Ideas, a consultancy specializing in global travel & tourism and consumer retailing fields. She most recently was CEO of AirTreks, a San Francisco-based travel company (aka High Adventure Travel) specializing in multi-continent international travel planning and fulfillment.
Previously, Ms. Misunas was CEO of Reed Travel Group, a global publishing enterprise. During her tenure at Reed, Ms. Misunas oversaw several businesses including publications such as OAG, Travel Weekly and Weissmann Travel Reports – as well as technology, services and marketing units such as TravelNet, Utell International and ABC Corporate Services. She also served on the Executive Committee of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
Ms. Misunas started her career as a reservations sales agent for American Airlines in Washington, D.C., and quickly moved into the newly created AA marketing organization which supported the sale and implementation of the Company’s SABRE computer system to the retail distribution network of travel agents and related suppliers. Advancing through the SABRE organization, she served in worldwide sales, service, operations, and business/product development positions. In 1988 Misunas was named an Officer of the company and President of the SABRE Travel Information Network. In that role, Ms. Misunas created a high-impact marketing team and established business locations and relationships throughout the Americas, Europe and the Pacific Rim. She was appointed President and CEO of The SABRE Group and SVP/CIO of AMR/American Airlines in 1993.
She currently serves as board Director at Tech Data Corp in Clearwater, FL. As well, she is an advisor for several businesses, councils and academic institutions. Prior Director roles include Travelocity.com, Canadian Tire Corporation, ezRez Software, Saturn Reservations Systems, Imbot, and Genispace.
In 1992, she was awarded the YMCA “Woman of the Year” title, and holds various awards as CRS Person of the Year.
Her passion for the outdoors has taken her to the summit of Kilimanjaro; the finish lines at the New York City, Paris and Chicago Marathons; and most recently treks to Everest Base Camp, the Peruvian Andes and the Alps.
Ms. Misunas attended Moravian College, majoring in French and Political Science and studied French at the Alliance Francaise in Paris. Her academic background also includes advanced business curricula at American University and Executive courses at the University of Virginia’s Darden School and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. She has also participated in Director education at Harvard Business School and The University of Georgia. Ms. Misunas resides in New York City.
Jeff is a seasoned executive with a successful track record and a demonstrated ability to lead in diverse industries within both the private and public sectors.
Most recently, Mr. Potter joined Alpine-CMH, which is an entity of Intrawest. He holds both titles as Chief Executive Officer for Alpine-CMH and Chief Operating Officer for Intrawest. Prior to joining Alpine-CMH/Intrawest he was Chief Executive Officer for Exclusive Resorts, LLC. He led the largest Luxury Destination Club through the most challenging economic times in recent memory. He remains a member of the Board of Directors for the Steve Case owned company.
Prior to joining Exclusive Resorts, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Airlines and a member of their Board of Directors. He originally joined Frontier in 1995 as Vice President of Marketing. He also held the CEO title with Vanguard Airlines in early 2000.
During his tenure as CEO for these companies, each was successful and noted for their financial success, unparalleled service and product quality, brand awareness and image that exemplified corporate differentiation, strong corporate cultures that created employee commitment and loyalty, and a commitment to positive results with strict abidance to sound corporate integrity.
Reflective of his leadership success, he has been named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003 by Eastern Washington University, CEO of the Year in 2005 by Colorado BIZ Magazine, Business Person of the Year in 2006 by the Public Relations Society of America and received the Governor’s Tourism Award in 2007 for his individual efforts on the behalf of tourism for the State of Colorado.
In addition to his Board position with Exclusive Resorts, Mr. Potter is active in the community and holds board positions with Colorado State Bank and Trust, Colorado Christian Home for Children at the Tennyson Center, Junior Achievement and the Metropolitan State College Foundation.
Paul Whitwam has a long history in International Telecommunications, IT and Aviation Services, and a broad experience in the areas of general management, mergers and acquisitions, and services strategy.
He is currently Chairman of both a digital search business and a global network services group. Previously he was with Sita for 10 years, latterly as Chief Commercial Officer responsible for sales, revenue, margin, and customer satisfaction of the global network business.
Prior to that, Paul was Chairman and Chief Executive of Fujitsu’s ICL Sorbus , where he was responsible for creating a Europe-wide multi-vendor IT services company with revenues in excess of $1 billion.
Widely travelled, Paul was Group Executive Director for Fujitsu’s ICL International and responsible for setting up joint ventures and partnerships with companies in Australia, Japan, Russia, Greece, India, and Poland.
Paul is a British National and holds an Honours Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Liverpool.