Sabre’s Wallace to lead CASMA

Todd Wallace,
managing director for airline distribution at Sabre Travel Network,
has been elected president of the Computerized Airline Sales and
Marketing Association, a non-profit organization that provides an educational forum for members
to address the challenges of airline distribution.In this volunteer role, Wallace will lead the CASMA Board of
Directors for the next two years and will be involved in the planning
and execution of two annual conferences that bring together travel
distribution and technology leaders from around the world.

  “Todd brings a wealth of knowledge and insight about the travel
industry into this new position at CASMA. His successful working
relationship with airlines, combined with his experience in the travel
distribution sector, will help Todd as he works to advance the mission
and goals of CASMA,” said Hugh Jones, chief operating officer, Sabre
Travel Network.

  Wallace has worked at Sabre Travel Network, the world’s largest
and most rewarding marketplace for buying and selling travel, for the
past 17 years in a variety of roles within operations, marketing,
product development and project management. In his most current role
as managing director for airline distribution, Wallace worked with
global airlines for the past six years to develop long-term,
full-content and parity agreements. He is also a Certified Travel
Industry Executive (CTIE) through The Travel Institute.

  “I am very pleased that the CASMA membership elected Todd as my
successor,” said Kimberly Giese, outgoing CASMA president and American
Airlines project manager. “He has served on the board of directors for
the last several administrations in varying roles of responsibility.
This has provided him with a well rounded perspective of the
organization and will suit him well in his new leadership role. It has
been a pleasure working with Todd and I look forward to seeing a new
perspective and continued growth for the organization under Todd’s