HotelPlanner.com Announces the Appointment of Philip Ballard to the Newly Created Role of Chief Communications Officer & Head of Investor Relations

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Ballard will oversee the company's corporate communications, public relations, and investor relations efforts.

Philip Ballard, Chief Communications Officer for HotelPlanner

“I am incredibly honored to join HotelPlanner.com, a world leader and innovator in group travel. I look forward to amplifying our unique value proposition to the public as we continue to grow,” said Philip Ballard, Chief Communications Officer & Head of Investor Relations, HotelPlanner.com.

Today, HotelPlanner.com, a leading online provider of group hotel bookings and individual hotel stays worldwide, announced the appointment of Philip Ballard to the newly created role of Chief Communications Officer & Head of Investor Relations. Ballard will oversee HotelPlanner.com’s internal and external corporate communications, public relations and investor relations, and manage all related outside agency support.

Ballard began his career as an active-duty Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy and security advisor and instructor to the Missile Defense Agency, and then as a strategy and policy consultant to the Chief of Naval Operations staff in the Pentagon. He later served as the speechwriter for the Navy Surgeon General, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

On the corporate side, Ballard has supported C-suite executives across a variety of verticals, geographies, and industries where he developed deep experience communicating enterprise-wide business transformations and cultural change initiatives at some of the largest companies in the U.S. including L-3 Harris Technologies, Booz Allen Hamilton, PepsiCo, Ameriprise Financial, and Raytheon Technologies. He has also spent the last six years consulting for the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the world's largest trade association for the rapidly growing blockchain and cryptocurrency industries.

“Philip’s depth and breadth of experience with some of the world’s top companies across multiple sectors will be a great benefit and value add to our growing company. We’re excited to welcome Philip to the HotelPlanner family,” said Tim Hentschel, Co-Founder and CEO, HotelPlanner.com.

“I am incredibly honored to join HotelPlanner.com, a world leader and innovator in group travel. I look forward to amplifying our unique value proposition to the public as we continue to grow,” said Philip Ballard, Chief Communications Officer & Head of Investor Relations, HotelPlanner.com.

Ballard will operate out of HotelPlanner.com’s West Palm Beach, FL global headquarters.

About HotelPlanner.com:

Founded in 2002 by CEO Tim Hentschel and CIO John Prince, HotelPlanner.com is one of the world’s largest providers of online group and individual hotel bookings, custom hotel solutions and event management services. Listed among the top 50 travel sites in the world and ranked number one in group travel, HotelPlanner.com now receiver more millions of unique visitors each month. Our company offers partnerships with some of the most renowned franchises in sports including the LPGA, United Soccer League, USA Triathlon and the Washington Football Team.

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