Patrick Andersen becomes CEO at CWT as McKinney Frymire steps down

A year after becoming CEO of the travel management platform CWTMichelle McKinney Frymire leaves the company.

Patrick Andersen, who joined CWT in 2008 and served as president and chief commercial officer, becomes president and chief executive officer effective May 1. Anderson will also serve on the company’s board of directors.

“Leading CWT through such a critical phase of its evolution has been a great honor,” said McKinney Frymire.

“We have made substantial achievements in extraordinary times, and I am grateful to our global team and our customers for their trust and supportive partnership. Now, with a solid financial foundation in place, CWT is able to accelerate its growth plan and I am delighted to hand over to Patrick.

Prior to serving as president and chief commercial officer, Andersen was chief strategy officer and before that president of the Americas for CWT.

“We are thrilled to have Patrick as our next CEO, given his outstanding track record as Chief Commercial Officer and his 13 years in international leadership roles at CWT. He has deep-rooted relationships with our customers and stakeholders and has demonstrated exceptional leadership by overseeing our strategic priorities, developing RoomIt and launching our groundbreaking myCWT China technology platform,” said Jim Abrahamson, Chairman of the Board. of Directors of CWT.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors and our colleagues around the world, we thank Michelle for her many contributions since joining the company in 2019 and wish her well in her future endeavours.”