CWT Meetings & Events restructures global operations

C&IT's Global Agency of the Year has restructured its leadership team under Derek Sharp.

Derek Sharp, senior vice president and managing director at M&E
Derek Sharp, senior vice president and managing director at M&E

CWT Meetings & Events (M&E), the global meetings and events division of CWT has restructured its leadership team under Derek Sharp, with six divisions in its new global operating model: 

  • Strategic Customers
    Headed by Kari Wendel, vice president of strategic customers, this group will include M&E’s top accounts, including strategic meetings management accounts.
  • Local, Multinational and Regional Customers
    Led by Ian Cummings, vice president of commercial, this group will deliver M&E services such as SMM, Events, Incentives and Group Air.
  • Global Sales and Marketing
    Led by Saskia Gentil, vice president of global sales and marketing, who will add to her current portfolio of global sales, global marketing. 
  • Global Supplier Management
    Headed by Nathan Brooks, global lead of supplier management, this group will focus on growing the preferred supplier base and drive more business to preferred suppliers. 
  • Global Operations
    Led by the newly-joined Cristina Scott, vice president of global operations, this group will oversee how M&E operates globally. 
  • Product and Technology Strategy
    Led by Stuart Whatley, head of product and technology strategy, who joined the M&E team to develop product and technology roadmaps and partnerships. 

Derek Sharp, senior vice president and managing director at M&E, said: "As customer needs dictate more globally scalable products and services, CWT is well-positioned to deliver our industry-leading solutions around the world – with creativity, consistency and great ROI." 

M&E took top spot in C&IT's Top 50 Agencies 2019 and was named our Global Agency of the Year for the second consecutive year. 

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