AirPlus International announces industry veterans to join staff


ALEXANDRIA, VA – AirPlus International, a leading provider of global corporate travel payment solutions, is pleased to announce the recent additions to the US team. As vice president, Key Account Sales, Ms. Colleen Black brings a wealth of experience to AirPlus. Recent hire John Callahan, also an industry veteran, is serving as Regional Sales director for the Northern Midwest.

Ms. Black joins AirPlus to service the large corporations in the US marketplace and global key accounts. Ms. Black is well-known and well-regarded in the industry, with an impressive resume and robust experience. Ms. Black has worked in the travel industry for over twenty years, primarily on the corporate travel agency side and serving most recently as vice president of Global Sales for Carlson Wagonlit and prior to that, she worked ten years with BCD. Ms. Black has been an active member in many industry associations as a speaker, volunteer and panelist. She currently resides in the Kansas City area.

Mr. Callahan brings over twenty years of industry experience to the AirPlus team. His most recent position at Visa and previous years at American Express, provide a wealth of knowledge within the corporate travel payment marketplace. He also has considerable global and national sales experience, to businesses of all sizes. Mr. Callahan has a degree from Tufts University and currently resides in the Chicago area.

“I am delighted to welcome our two new staff members to our expanding US team. Their years of experience and deep knowledge of the travel industry is an asset to AirPlus and they are excellent additions to an already experienced and successful AirPlus team in the US,” said Richard Crum, president of AirPlus International, Inc. “Ms. Black will focus on the large market segment across the US in this newly created position. Mr. Callahan will serve our clients in the Midwest region and be actively involved in the recruitment of new accounts.”