WOOD RIVER, IL – YTB International, Inc. (YTB) a leading provider of Internet-based travel websites and home-based independent representatives in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, and the Bahamas, today announced the promotions of J. Kim Sorensen to the position of vice chairman and Andrew F. Cauthen to president of YTB International, Inc.
In a move indicative of YTB’s rapid growth and success in travel sales, Sorensen has been awarded an even greater leadership role with YTB International, Inc. Sorensen was named by industry publication Travel Weekly as one of the 33 most influential people in the travel industry in America for 2007 and was invited to participate in Travel Weekly’s Virtual Leisure Summit panel in October. “Over the past eight years, Kim has led YTB to the forefront in the travel industry,” said J. Scott Tomer, CEO. “He continues to bring innovation to YTB, including online travel training by Marc Mancini and the upcoming launch of our new booking engine.” Kim remains president and CEO of subsidiary YTB Travel Network.
Andy Cauthen joined YourTravelBiz.com in November 2004 as chief operating officer, when YTB employed a home office staff of 23. As president of YTB International, Inc., Cauthen will oversee the operations of now over 300 employees and the completion of a new international headquarters located in Wood River, Illinois. Chairman Lloyd Tomer said, “Andy has helped build YTB’s operations from a small online travel agency to the powerhouse company we are today. His outstanding leadership has provided a guiding force for our home office team.”