Roy Mellinger’s position on the HITRUST board of directors reinforces Sabre’s recent strategic direction to strengthen information security programs within the travel and hospitality industry. It also supports HITRUST’s efforts to become a resource across all industries and Mellinger, in his position both on the board of HITRUST and within Sabre, will be leading efforts to strengthen those programs.

“Sabre is committed to cybersecurity and, given its leading role in the travel industry, plays an important part in driving the conversation around data protection,” said Mellinger. “With a seat on the HITRUST board of directors, I relish the unique opportunity to work with companies across a wider range of industries in our joint obligation to safeguard sensitive information.”

“Roy has been an extraordinary asset to HITRUST through his deep knowledge and experience and has been a major proponent of our cybersecurity and information risk management programs that have historically been based in the healthcare industry,” said Daniel Nutkis, CEO, HITRUST. “He is now spearheading initiatives for HITRUST and Sabre to be leaders against cyber threats in the hospitality and travel industry.”

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