CEO of Xanterra Travel Collection
Andrew N. Todd has been President & CEO of Xanterra Travel Collection since 1994, and serves as President of each of the brands within Xanterra including Windstar Cruises. As Senior Vice President of Portfolio Management for Chicago-based JMB Realty Corporation, he orchestrated the acquisition of TW Recreational Services, Inc. and their merger with JMB’s Parks & Resorts Division resulting in Xanterra becoming the largest park concessions management company in the United States.
Today, Xanterra operates hotels, lodges, retail stores, restaurants, campsites, and other hospitality and recreational facilities in seven national parks and memorials. Xanterra also owns and operates the Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel in Williams, Arizona as well as The Oasis at Death Valley in California, The Grand Hotel in Tusayan, Arizona and Cedar Creek Lodge just outside of Glacier National Park. Xanterra also owns and operates small ship leader Windstar Cruises whose six yachts offer luxury cruises around the world. Xanterra has acquired adventure tour operators VBT Bicycling Vacations and Country Walkers, as well as traditional tours offered by Holiday Vacations.
Xanterra has become widely recognized for its progressive environmental stewardship and related innovations in the hospitality industry. Todd’s establishment of company-wide environmental standards has led to numerous industry and peer-reviewed awards for Xanterra. A native of Indiana, Todd began his career at KPMG soon after obtaining his degree in Accounting from Indiana University. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.