Elavon Appoints Brett Turner to Head of Airline Aquiring Business

Monday, May 18, 2015 11:05 am EDT

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"The airline industry is strong. Elavon’s airline team will continue to build on our market leading position by helping keep the industry strong by delivering extraordinary value and innovative products to our customers."

Elavon, a leading global payments provider and subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), promotes Brett Turner as head of its global airlines acquiring business, succeeding John Follert, who retired in late March. A 30-year veteran in the industry, Turner will be responsible for growing and maintaining Elavon’s leadership position in global airline acquiring.

“The high demand for fast and secure payments continues to challenge the airline industry, and as the global acquiring leader, we are providing the services they need,” said Simon Haslam, Elavon’s president and CEO. “Brett’s airline expertise and leadership abilities will help us build upon our world class services well into the future.”

Turner has worked in the airlines industry for three decades, and has spent a majority of his career with Elavon and U.S. Bank. During his tenure, Turner has successfully built significant relationships with leading global airlines. Prior to Elavon, he held sales and strategic partner development roles at Northwest Airlines and Travelport, a leading global travel technology company.

Speaking on his appointment, Turner said, “The airline industry is strong. Elavon’s airline team will continue to build on our market leading position by helping keep the industry strong by delivering extraordinary value and innovative products to our customers.”

Turner and his family reside in St. Paul, Minn., where he is committed to his community. He served on the Board of Directors for Hallie Q. Brown Community and has held several leadership positions for the Midway Speedskating Club. He holds a bachelor’s of arts degree from the University of Kansas and attended the Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail in Toulouse, France.

About Elavon ( www.elavon.com )

Elavon is an independent card payments specialist owned by U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest bank in the United States, and provides end-to-end payment processing solutions and services to more than 1.3 million customers in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Puerto Rico. As the #1 provider for airlines and a top five provider for hospitality, healthcare, retail, and public sector/education, Elavon’s innovative payment solutions are designed to solve pain points for businesses from small to enterprise-sized.

Elavon’s Media Contact:

Cara Crifasi 
Corporate Communications 
+1 303-268-2412  
Cara.Crifasi@elavon.com

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