Travel Software Giant Sabre Hires New EVP/Chief Legal Officer

Sabre's appointment of Ann Bruder to its executive team is expected to be a crucial part of the company's ongoing transformation, as it seeks to become a leading global technology platform in travel by prioritizing investments and operations for long-term success.

Ann J. Bruder has joined Sabre Corp., the Southlake-based software and technology provider to the global travel industry, as executive vice president and chief legal officer.

“We’re thrilled to have Ann join our executive team at Sabre. Ann is an excellent attorney, business partner, and leader who brings extensive experience in both the travel and technology industries,” President and CEO Kurt Ekert said in a statement.

“At Sabre, we’re undergoing a significant transformation, not only of our technology, but also in the way we operate, prioritize our investments, and position the company for long-term success,” Ekert added. “I believe Ann will play a critical role in this journey as we strive to become the premier global technology platform in travel.”

Bruder is a seasoned legal executive and travel industry veteran who will be responsible for all aspects of legal and compliance, including corporate governance, business transactions, commercial matters, litigation, and government affairs.

Bruder replaces Chadwick Ho, who left the company in March.

She comes to Sabre from Avantax, formerly Blucora, where she was chief legal, development and administrative officer for three years.

Before that, Bruder was vice president and general counsel of Airlines Reporting Corp., a provider of data, products, and services to the travel industry, and president of Global Strategic Services LLC, a boutique strategic advisory firm.

Bruder previously served in various global legal roles at Commercial Metals Co., CARBO Ceramics, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, and at the law firm of Thompson Coburn LLP.

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