As a result of a just-announced management reorganization at Thomas Cook Germany, CEO Michael Tenzer is leaving the company “at his own request.” Thomas Cook Group CEO Peter Fankhauser praised Tenzer’s achievements at Thomas Cook Germany, saying that Tenzer “has decisively influenced our company in recent years and modernized the tour operator business … With his tourism expertise he substantially accompanied the transformation of our company.”
Replacing Tenzer, effective Aug. 1, is Stefanie Berk, a former senior manager in Germany who is currently head of Product & Yield in the UK. As head of Central & Eastern Europe, she will also be responsible for Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary.
Also at Thomas Cook Germany, former TUI Germany manager Kirsten Feld-Türkis will join the organization as group head of premium product and longhaul. At TUI Germany, Feld-Türkis headed both the luxury tour operator Airtours and also long-haul holidays.
Greg Allison has taken over for Amy Kaufman as director of travel industry sales for Visit Mesa. (Kaufman has since left the travel industry and is now development coordinator, operations, for the Banner Health Foundation in Phoenix). After spending all of his life in Fairbanks, most recently as the director of tourism for Explore Fairbanks, Allison and his wife relocated to Arizona in a move that enables him to be closer to family.
Under its executive director, Diane Shober, the Wyoming Office of Tourism has undergone a reorganization that results in the following management level lineup: James Scoon, director of global sales and services; Michell Howard, director of strategic partnerships; AnnDrea Boe, director of brand strategy; and Anita Benton, director of business operations.
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is situated on the east side of New York City’s Central Park, Victoria Cairl has been promoted to senior manager, tourism marketing and business development; and Haley Ward has been appointed tourism marketing associate. Ward replaced Carly McCloskey, who left her post last year to become tourism sales and marketing manager at the Museum of Modern Art, not quite 30 blocks away in Manhattan.