ST LOUIS, MO – Enterprise Holdings Inc today announced the promotion of Christine Taylor to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, making her one of the highest ranking women in the global car rental industry as well as in the automotive and travel industries. The family-owned Enterprise Holdings – the world’s largest car rental company – owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands.
“This promotion is further proof that the third generation is ready and able to provide strategic leadership for the long term. Chrissy combines a solid grounding in our traditions and values with the fresh, creative approach required to meet our customers’ evolving needs,” said her father, Andrew C. Taylor, Executive Chairman for Enterprise Holdings Inc.
“One of the keys to Enterprise’s success over the years,” he noted, “has been our family’s steady consistent stewardship.” His niece, Carolyn Kindle Betz, also serves as Vice President and Executive Director of the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, with responsibility for developing and implementing its philanthropic strategies and objectives.
Taylor previously was Senior Vice President of North American Operations for Enterprise Holdings, a position she assumed in 2013. In her new role, Taylor will oversee the company’s operations and continue to serve as a member of the corporate board of Enterprise Holdings Inc. She will report to the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer Pamela Nicholson.
“Chrissy has brought a winning combination of intelligence, energy and a tremendous work ethic to every challenge she has taken on in her 15-year car rental career,” said Nicholson. “There’s no doubt Chrissy will continue to do great things for our company and our customers.”
Nicholson stressed that Enterprise Holdings’ North American Operations recently has experienced impressive growth in both neighborhood and airport locations, as well as in truck and motorcycle rentals. “Chrissy also helped grow luxury car rental to more than 30 locations and strengthen the company’s portfolio of urban mobility alternatives, including car sharing and vanpooling,” Nicholson stated. “And she launched a program extending business hours that has driven a strong increase in the competitive local car rental market.”
Her grandfather, Jack Taylor, founded the company in 1957 with only seven vehicles, later naming it after the World War II aircraft carrier he served on, the USS Enterprise. Today, with annual revenues of $19.4 billion and more than 93,000 employees, Enterprise Holdings and its affiliates own more than 1.7 million cars and trucks. The company also operates — through an international network of regional subsidiaries and independent franchises — more than 9,000 fully staffed neighborhood and airport locations in more than 75 countries.
The company’s diverse portfolio of car rental brands accounts for the largest airport market share in the U.S. Enterprise Holdings also is currently ranked as one of America’s Largest Private Companies – and if it were publicly traded, it would rank as one of the 500 largest American public companies. It also is the most comprehensive service provider and only investment-grade company in the U.S. car rental industry.