Robert E. Dowdell graduated in 1967 with a BBA in Accountancy and earned his MBA in 1969 from the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of the Mendoza College of Business Advisory Council.
TravelCLICK, Inc., the leading provider of emarketing solutions for the global hotel industry, today announced that Robert E. Dowdell has been named Chairman of the Board. The selection of Dowdell follows the recent addition of TravelCLICK to the Genstar Capital, LLC portfolio of companies through its acquisition in December.
"We are delighted to have Bob join our already strong Board of Directors," said Robert Post,
President and CEO of TravelCLICK. "His in-depth knowledge of the information services
business combined with his ability to grow companies will be invaluable as we continue to
expand in both domestic and international markets."
Mr. Dowdell is a founder and Chairman of Career Education Corp. (Nasdaq: CECO) and has
been a Director of the company since its inception in 1994. Mr. Dowdell is also Chairman
Emeritus and former Chief Executive Officer of Marshall & Swift / Boeckh (MS/B), a webhosted
software application company. He also currently sits on the board of 21st Services, a leading data and information service provider to the insurance and life settlement industries.
"I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead," said Dowdell. "TravelCLICK's proven
brand, strong reputation and talented people have positioned the company to deliver enhanced value to its hotel customers through expanded emarketing and revenue management solutions."
From September 2006 through March 2007, Mr. Dowdell served as Interim President and
Chief Executive Officer of Career Education Corp. From 1994 to 2005, Mr. Dowdell served
as Chief Executive Officer and as a director of MS/B. From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Dowdell
served as General Partner of RGD Partners, L.P., an investment business. From 1984 to
1988, Mr. Dowdell was President of National Education Centers, Inc., a subsidiary of
National Education Corporation, Inc. Mr. Dowdell received a Bachelor of Business
Administration in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from the University
of Notre Dame.