Dallas, Texas – October 30, 2018 – GoldSpring Consulting, a leader in business travel and meetings consultancy, announced today the promotion of Kevin Iwamoto, GLP, GTP, to senior vice president (SVP). While continuing to oversee and ensure GoldSpring client success through travel optimization, Iwamoto’s expanded responsibilities will include business development, marketing and strategic industry alliances.
Since joining GoldSpring in 2016, Iwamoto has made significant contributions to the company’s client growth, product portfolio and industry-wide reach. “His credibility and trademark dedication to travel are instrumental to our clients seeing returns on GoldSpring recommendations and best practices,” said Will Tate, partner at GoldSpring Consulting. “He is a voice in our industry, and we are proud to have his voice and thought leadership working for GoldSpring customers.”
Iwamoto recently developed a meetings product line that continues to attract new clients for GoldSpring. The Strategic Meetings Management solution helps corporations achieve savings, risk mitigation and attendee engagement goals. “This is the kind of thinking and innovation that made Kevin the choice for GoldSpring and has in turn, made us the choice for so many corporations,” Tate said.
Iwamoto is a globally recognized industry influencer and subject matter expert in corporate travel, procurement, and strategic meetings management. In July 2018, he was named one of the Top 25 Most Influential People in the meetings industry for the third time in five years by Successful Meetings magazine. He is former president & CEO of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) board of directors. Among other countless industry accolades, he has been named Business Travel News (BTN) Travel Manager of the Year, one of the BTN Top 25 Most Influential Executives, and he received the rarely bestowed GBTA Industry Icon Award.
Before joining GoldSpring, Iwamoto served as vice president of industry strategy at Lanyon. Prior to Lanyon he was senior global category manager, global travel and strategic meetings management for Hewlett-Packard. He also served as a senior account manager with The Walt Disney Company.
GoldSpring Consulting is an independent consultancy providing services to support all aspects of managed travel and meetings programs, including software solutions to analyze and benchmark programs. GoldSpring’s industry-leading team of experts offers extensive experience and custom solutions to optimize clients’ travel programs.Back to all news