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Evan Friedman

Evan Friedman

Executive Vice President and Officer, Sales

With over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Evan delivers an unmatched experience to sophisticated, exacting business travelers. Since joining Travel and Transport Ultramar 18 years ago, Evan and his global new business development team have worked to secure new business, thereby growing the firm’s portfolio of clients, making extensive penetration in the legal/professional services, fashion, financial services and manufacturing industries.

Evan has demonstrated high levels of excellence throughout his career, notably as Vice President Sales & Marketing for Affinia Hospitality/Manhattan East Suite Hotels and Swissotel NY/The Drake in New York, where he managed a staff of nine executives in sales and catering and successfully launched a new 15-room Executive Conference Center. He was also regional sales director at Prime Hospitality, a group of mostly all-suite properties, among them its flagship AmeriSuites, designed and appointed to meet the needs of business travelers.

Evan plays a proactive role in effecting positive change in the travel industry as a member of a number of leading associations. He has earned the distinguished designation of Certified Hospitality Marketing Executive (CHME) by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, and is also a member of the American Society of Travel Agents, The Global Business Travel Association, and the Corporate Travel Association of New York City.

My most amazing travel experience: Being a passenger on one of the last Concorde flights

What it means to me to be an employee-owner: Treating and thinking about the company as though it’s my own

Philanthropic organizations I am involved in: I’m involved in many philanthropic initiatives that my Synagogue undertakes, local blood drives, the Midnight Homeless Run to New York City and conducting services at local nursing homes

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