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Change at the top for Sabre

Change at the top for Sabre

Sabre Corporation has named Greg Webb, currently executive vice president of Sabre and president of Sabre Travel Network, to the new role of Sabre vice chairman, effective immediately. In this new role reporting to Sabre President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Klein, Webb will be responsible for customer engagement and global development initiatives.

“In a stellar 20-year Sabre career, including the past five years successfully leading Sabre Travel Network, Greg has achieved a long list of accomplishments to support Sabre’s success, the most recent being Sabre’s acquisition of Abacus International, the leading travel marketplace in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Tom Klein. “In his new role as Sabre vice chairman, Greg will help identify and champion growth opportunities around the world across all our businesses.”

Sabre also announced that Sean Menke, 46, will join the company, effective Oct. 5, as executive vice president of Sabre and president of Sabre Travel Network. In this role reporting to Tom Klein, Menke will be accountable for Sabre’s global distribution system, the world’s leading travel marketplace.

“As a former airline CEO and information technology executive, Sean brings deep aviation, travel and technology industry experience and a proven track record of driving sustainable top-line growth, and he will be a great addition to our leadership team,” Klein said.

Menke brings to Sabre more than 20 years of experience in executive leadership roles in the travel and technology industries.  Most recently, he served as executive vice president and chief operations officer of Hawaiian Airlines. Previously, Menke was executive vice president, Resources at IHS, Inc., a global information technology company.  Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of Pinnacle Airlines, president and CEO of Frontier Airlines, and executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Air Canada.  Early in his career, he held leadership roles with United Airlines, Western Pacific Airlines and America West Airlines.