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CWT Appoints Karen Farrell as Senior Vice President, Talent & Rewards

February 15, 2022

CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has appointed Karen Farrell as Senior Vice President, Global Talent & Total Rewards. In this role, Karen and her team will develop and lead talent acquisition and talent management strategies, as well as spearhead the company’s learning and development, compensation, and benefits efforts. Reporting into Catherine Maguire-Vielle, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Karen will also build strategies and initiatives that position CWT for even greater growth and impact by planning for the workforce needs of today and tomorrow.

Karen’s breadth of experience in the talent and rewards sector, alongside her global experience with large corporations, are fundamental to this important role,” said Catherine Maguire-Vielle, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer.  “As the CWT business evolves, so does the need for innovative talent strategies. With Karen’s results-driven ethic and deep sector knowledge, we’re excited to welcome her into the team and successfully continue to grow the business with a talent and rewards-first approach.

Karen joins CWT from Boehringer Ingelheim, where she had a 20+ year career in various HR roles, most recently as Vice President, Total Rewards U.S., where she led the attraction, retention, and orientation strategy for the business, with responsibilities spanning compensation and mobility services, health and welfare benefits, fleet management services, and change and project management. 

She holds a Master of Science in Human Resources and Organizational Development from Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

CWT is a Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform. Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people connected – anywhere, anytime, anyhow. Across six continents, we provide their employees with innovative technology and an efficient, safe and secure travel experience backed by our three core promises: to simplify corporate travel, to connect to unlock possibilities, and to move forward, together.


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