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Greg Takehara to Take Reins of Tourism Cares

NORWOOD, Massachusetts — Tourism Cares chairman Greg Takehara will assume the role of CEO of the tourism industry’s philanthropic arm on May 1. Current CEO Paula Vlamings is becoming chief impact officer.

Takehara moves to his new position from Trip Mate, Inc., where he had been president since Jan. 1, 2018. Before joining Trip Mate in November 2014, he had worked for 19 years in senior management at Aon Affinity/Berkely, where he was responsible for all claims-related operations and risk management education for its Travel Agents Professional Liability program.

Prior to joining Aon/Berkely, he had served as general counsel for the Mark Travel Corporation.

Carolyn Cauceglia of Amadeus will move from vice chair to chair.

Tourism Cares focuses on giving back to travel through volunteer projects involving members of the tourism industry. The next project is scheduled May 8-10 in Puerto Rico.