by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 06, 2019
Tom Mahoney, CEO of ITA Group Holdings, will retire from his post, effective Aug. 31, 2019; he'll be succeeded by Brent Vander Waal, who currently serves as the company's president and COO. According to an ITA Group release, Mahoney will remain the organization's board of directors chairman and work with the boards of ITA Group Holdings subsidiaries Chadwick Martin Bailey and Hartmann Studios "to ensure a successful transition of leadership." Mahoney has been with the organization since 1987 and has served as CEO since 2009.

"I'd like to acknowledge Tom for all of his contributions in positioning ITA Group for the future," stated Vander Waal in the release. "Through his vision and leadership, we have expanded our capabilities to better serve our clients. In addition, his ability to develop our team members has created more depth and expertise across the organization. Our continued focus will be to intimately understand our clients' needs and support their initiatives with expertise and value-driven strategies. I look forward to building upon the ITA Group legacy of serving our clients and helping them achieve their business objectives."
 
"The [company] has a team of passionate employee-owners working together to stay ahead of a rapidly changing marketplace and deliver remarkable customer experiences with measurable results," Mahoney said. "We've become an industry leader known for smart and compassionate individuals who are inspired by the challenges that come with change, always believing tomorrow will be better than today."