Thomas Cook chief executive Peter Fankhauser—he took over from the departed Harriet Green in November—has revamped the company’s management structure, creating a smaller top management team. Green had more than 20 people reporting to her directly; Fankhauser said that this structure needed to be streamlined. Instead, he has a four-person executive committee that includes: himself; chief financial officer Michael Healy; chief airlines and hotels officer Christoph Debus; and chief corporate officer Craig Stoehr. The move didn’t mean that he had “cleared out people” in his first three months as chief executive, although he has eliminated the post of chief operating officer–a position Fankhauser himself held before his promotion to CEO.
Joleen Haran has take over as director of sales for Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium. She joins the attraction from Choose Chicago, where she served for nearly 15 years, most recently as assistant director, tourism.