Tom Klein Steps Down as Sabre’s CEO
Sep 21, 2016 07:43AM ● Published by Audrey Sellers
Tom Klein, the CEO of Southlake-based Sabre Corporation, a leading provider of technology to the global travel and tourism industry and one of the happiest companies in America, is leaving his role at the end of the year to turn his “personal attention to new opportunities,” according to a story on Forbes.com.
Klein is working to save his alma mater, Queen of Peace High School in New Jersey. The Catholic school has recently been targeted for closing by the Newark Archdiocese. Klein is contributing $250,000 to help save the school, according to Forbes.com.
“I am sure that my positive experience at Queen of Peace is not unique among my fellow alumni,” Klein said in the story. “Inspired by its dedicated teaching staff, I am compelled to give back, honor them, and contribute to the school’s future so that many more students will have a chance to be educated and formed by them. I encourage all alumni and friends of Queen of Peace High School to do the same and give generously to the Save QPHS campaign.”
Klein has worked at Sabre for more than two decades. He became president in 2010 after serving as executive vice president of Sabre Holdings.
“We have transformed Sabre into a dynamic software company and the business is positioned for continued consistent growth, so my successor will have a strong hand to play,” said Klein in a press statement.