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Andrew N. Todd is President and Chief Executive Officer of Xanterra Parks & Resorts, responsible for the strategic direction of the company and oversight of all company departments, including business development, financial, environmental, human resources, legal, marketing, operations and retail.

Prior to his appointment in 1994 as President and CEO of Xanterra, Todd was Senior Vice President of Portfolio Management for Chicago-based JMB Realty Corporation, where he orchestrated the acquisition of TW Recreational Services, Inc., the concessioner at Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore, Zion and other prominent national parks and memorials. The merger of TW Recreational Services with JMB’s Parks & Resorts Division resulted in Xanterra becoming the largest park concessions management company in the United States.

Todd has a strong personal commitment to the environment. Through his leadership, Xanterra Parks has become widely recognized for its progressive environmental stewardship and related innovations in the hospitality industry. Xanterra was the first hospitality company and the eighth company worldwide to commit to a target for the absolute reduction of greenhouse gas emissions under the World Wildlife Fund’s Climate Saver Program. Xanterra was also the first company in the tourism industry to create and utilize measurable environmental performance metrics specific to the hospitality industry.

Todd’s vision and his establishment of company-wide environmental standards—such as the implementation of ISO 14001-certified environmental management systems—have led to numerous awards for Xanterra, including the National Park Service’s Environmental Achievement Award (2011), the American Hotel and Lodging Association’s Good Earthkeeping Award (2010), the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Environmental Achievement Award (2009), the Global Hospitality and Design Award (2008), the Sustainable Hotel of the Year Award from HotelWorld (2007) and the coveted Performance Track Corporate Leader Award from the Environmental Protection Agency (2006).

A native of Indiana, Todd began his career at KPMG in 1979 soon after obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Indiana University. He is a certified public accountant, a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the World Presidents’ Organization. Todd chaired the Washington, DC-based National Park Hospitality Association for a period of five years and in 2008 was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the category of Real Estate, Hospitality & Engineering.