Brendan Griffin, Minister of State for Tourism & Sport, Government of Ireland Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport
Name: Brendan Griffin Title: Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Company, city: Government of Ireland Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport; Dublin, Ireland Recent project: Tourism Ireland recently launched a new brand advertising campaign, “Fill Your Heart with Ireland,” to inspire Americans to put Ireland on their vacation destination list. First job: I was a porter at age 15 at a 5-star hotel in Killarney, my summer job Little-known fact about you: I am a writer; I have self-published two books of fiction for children and have one planned for adults.
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.
Name: Perry Cantarutti Title: Senior vice president, alliances Company, city: Delta Air Lines; Atlanta, Georgia Number of employees: 80,000 company-wide; 50 in Alliances department Recent project: Bringing together our two trans-Atlantic joint ventures into one combined partnership that offers more than 340 destinations First job: Analyst, domestic yield management Little-known fact about you: I was a young entrepreneur at the age of 12, starting a small business selling coffee and pastries at an Italian film festival organized by my father. More than 40 years later, the festival is still going strong, but I lost the taste for coffee!