Canadian Automobile Association (CAA)

Canadian Automobile Association (CAA)

July 20, 2011 12:41 ET

CAA National appoints Vice President, Travel

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 20, 2011) -

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The Canadian Automobile Association has appointed experienced travel industry executive Brenda Kyllo as its new Vice President, Travel.

Kyllo will work closely with the nine CAA clubs, preferred travel partners, the American Automobile Association (AAA), and the Féderation Internationale de l'automobile (FIA) to further enhance travel offerings for CAA's 5.6 million Members.

With a background spanning over 25 years in the travel industry in North America, Asia and Europe, Kyllo has successfully managed a full range of travel and tourism responsibilities within wholesale, retail, resort management and cruise ship marketing and operations. From 2003-2008, Kyllo was based in Montreal as the President and General Manager of Club Med Canada, responsible for sales, marketing and tour operations. Most recently, she extended her retail travel expertise as Vice President Marketing, Industry Relations and Product Development with Merit Travel Group in Toronto overseeing the Merit, Travel CUTS and Adventure Travel Company brands.

"Brenda's breadth of travel experience and focus on member satisfaction is exactly what we were looking for in this critical position in CAA National office," said Tim Shearman, President of CAA. "Her inclusive leadership style and creative problem-solving approach makes her a valuable addition to our executive team."

Kyllo is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan who began her career in investor relations in the oil and gas industry in Calgary. She will be working out of the CAA National office and can be reached at bkyllo@national.caa.ca, or 613-247-0117 ext. 2003

CAA is a federation of nine clubs providing more than 5.6 million Members with exceptional emergency roadside service, complete automotive and travel services, member savings and comprehensive insurance services. CAA also advocates on issues of concern to its members, including road safety, the environment, mobility, infrastructure and consumer protection.

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