Travel and Transport Recognizes Employees With Hansen, Youngman Awards

April 15, 2019 Chantel Windeshausen

Press Release


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Lisa Stasi and Debbie Boyd are this year’s recipients of the Hansen and Youngman awards.

Omaha, (Neb.) — Travel and Transport has presented two employees who were nominated by their peers with awards named for Travel and Transport founder Lawrence Youngman and the company’s long-serving president and CEO Mal Hansen.

This year’s Youngman Award winner is Lisa Stasi, a senior talent acquisition specialist. Stasi was nominated by senior director Chris Shimokawa. 

“Lisa Stasi joined Travel and Transport on February 8, 2006,” Shimokawa said. “Ever since that day, it has been her mission to celebrate and promote Travel and Transport.”

The annual award, established in 1990, is presented to the outstanding non-management employee to recognize their contributions to the success of the company. Each year the Youngman Award winner is selected from employees who were nominated by their managers.

The 2019 Hansen Award winner is Debbie Boyd, director of operations. Boyd was nominated by Cathy Kilawee, senior director, operations.

“Debbie is an awesome leader and role model for others,” Kilawee said. “She demonstrates a high work ethic each and every day and loves the people she leads.  She strives always to create the environment where her employees feel valued, trusted and respected.” 

In 1997, the Hansen Award was established to recognize the outstanding management employee who went above and beyond to contribute to the success of the company. This honor is extended to the top management employee annually, in recognition of superior management skills.

About Travel and Transport

Founded in 1946, Travel and Transport, Inc., is one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S. specializing in corporate travel management, leisure/vacation travel and group/meeting travel services. Travel and Transport, a 100% employee-owned company, is recognized for unparalleled service, integrity and industry-leading technology solutions. Travel and Transport is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Please visit for more information about Travel and Transport, Inc.

About Radius Travel

Radius Travel is a global travel management company that designs and delivers programs for multinational companies through a network of best-in-market agencies. The Radius network is made up of over 100 agencies worldwide and manages more than USD 30 billion of annual corporate travel spending. The Radius Global Partnership Program, featuring the world’s leading hotel brands, is one of the largest in the corporate travel market. In September 2018, Radius Travel consolidated its ownership structure, with Travel and Transport now owning 100% of the shares in Radius Travel. Radius has employees in five countries and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, US. 


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