Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, today announced the appointment of Susan Thompson to Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. Susan will have global management responsibility for legal team members in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. Susan will report to Lauren Aste, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel, and will be based in Minneapolis.
“Susan’s passion and expertise is a winning combination to take our commercial contracting processes and legal support for our HR and Traveler Services teams to the next level,” said Lauren Aste. “I am thrilled to have her in this role and know she will succeed leading our team around the world.”
Susan earned her undergraduate degree and her law degree from the University of Iowa before beginning a career in private legal practice in 1997. Susan went on to hold multiple legal roles at Boston Scientific and Astora Women’s Health. She also has experience as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Minnesota, Employment Law Division and as a Judicial Clerk with the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
Susan joined CWT in November 2016 as Senior Director & Associate General Counsel with primary oversight for the Americas legal team.