Expedia Group mentioned Julie Whalen might be its new CFO efficient Sept. 26. Present CFO Eric Hart will depart the corporate.

Whalen, who may also maintain the title of government vp, involves Expedia from Williams-Sonoma. She moved up the ranks at Williams-Sonoma after becoming a member of the corporate in 2001, ultimately spending 10 years as its CFO.

Julie Whalen

Julie Whalen

She has been on Expedia’s board of administrators and audit committee since 2019 and has been chair of the audit committee since 2020. Whalen will proceed in her position as a board member, however has resigned as chair of the audit committee with the information of her new position.

Hart will stay with Expedia till Oct. 1 to assist with the transition.

Expedia vice chair and CEO Peter Kern thanked Hart for his 13 years with Expedia, together with the previous three as CFO, “the place he was crucial in efficiently navigating the pandemic, all whereas serving to me and different leaders information the corporate by way of a big transformation.”

Kern mentioned Whalen “is a extremely revered monetary government with years of success as an working chief. She comes with a background and dedication to understanding clients and driving long-term worth.”

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