TakeTwo appoints Kerin McKinnon as Vice President Strategic Partnerships in United States
TakeTwo Travel Solutions is continuing to expand its team in the US with the appointment of Kerin McKinnon as Vice President Strategic Partnerships.
Based in the Greater Boston area, Kerin is a corporate travel veteran with wealth of experience in building relationships and partnerships gained over her impressive 35-year career. Her leadership roles include eight years as Director, Global and Strategic Sales Director, at Travel and Transport Inc, and seven years as Executive Vice President at Atlas Travel.
Kerin is a renowned industry advocate and has worked tirelessly as a Government Liaison on Capitol Hill for the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and its New England Chapter, NEBTA, to support legislation that is beneficial to the corporate travel community. She was awarded the 2014 NEBTA Leadership and Professional Excellence Award.
She also became a champion for spearheading Duty of Care initiatives in the business travel industry after losing a client and a co-worker in the 9/11 terrorism atrocities. She regularly undertakes public speaking as a subject matter expert on Duty of Care law, corporate liability and responsibility.
Additionally, Kerin has a passion for non-profit causes and travels annually to volunteer in Haiti, and has led multiple group trips to New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina for disaster recovery, rebuilding and various ministries.
Chris Thelen, CEO, TakeTwo commented: “I am delighted to welcome Kerin to TakeTwo. She brings an extraordinary breadth of creative, strategic and leadership experience to TakeTwo from her extensive career in the business travel industry. Her insight and passion as an industry advocate, duty of care expert and volunteer for non-profit causes are also hugely beneficial in supporting our growth and positioning in the US market.”
Kerin McKinnon added: “I’m thrilled to join TakeTwo and excited to be part of the journey that Chris and the team have started in the US. I am very much a strategic thinker and ideas person, which mirrors the progressive approach that TakeTwo is taking to provide premium travel services to clients. I am looking forward to growing TakeTwo’s client portfolio in North America, both SME and large corporations, as well as expanding our C-suite concierge services.”
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