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Carey International Inc. Selects Gary Kessler
as CEO and President
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 25, 2007)  -- Gary L. Kessler has been selected as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Carey International, Inc. In January, the Carey International, Inc. Board of Directors named Kessler President and Chief Operating Officer. 
"We conducted an exhaustive search to locate the absolute best person we could find to retain Carey's leadership in the chauffeured services industry, and it is no surprise to us that Gary fits that description in every way," said Robert J. Tarr, Chairman of the Board. "Gary's track record of success is well documented, and we are confident that he is the right choice to lead a very talented Carey organization forward."  
Kessler said, "It is an honor to be selected as Chief Executive Officer. Carey has provided me with an outstanding opportunity to lead the largest chauffeured services brand in the world, one that continues to set the highest standards and be a true innovator." 
"Gary is committed to developing Carey into a true global franchise system that will be the top of class for the travel industry and would rival systems found in any luxury category," said Tarr.

"Throughout his career with Carey, Gary has contributed significantly to Carey's success. He has driven innovation and excellence in overseeing Carey's industry-leading Meetings and Events division and has provided executive direction for the development of Carey's new worldwide reservations facility in Frederick, Maryland, the most advanced reservations center in the chauffeured services industry. Gary's contributions continue today with the recent re-engineering of the customer care and private aviation departments, and the continuing excellence and impeccable reliability demonstrated by Carey's road show services."
Kessler joined Carey in 1999 and served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel prior to his appointment to President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Kessler holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at DukeUniversity and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Hampden-SydneyCollege.
About Carey International
Carey International is the world's premier provider of limousine services and luxury ground transportation with locations in over 540 cities and 60 countries. Since 1921, the Carey brand has represented uncompromising reliability and impeccable professionalism, safety, security and quality. Carey provides a full range of chauffeured services, including luxury airport limousine services as well as transportation for road shows, special events and tours. Certified professional chauffeurs, a state-of-the-art fleet of luxury vehicles and an industry-leading quality assurance program set the standard for luxury limousine and executive car services. Carey also has the only Meeting and Events division in the chauffeured transportation industry, providing end-to-end event transportation and meeting management services including planning, logistics, on-site coordination and centralized billing. For more information, please visit


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Also See: AAA Names Carey International, Inc. a Preferred Provider; AAA Members Show Your Card & Save? on Carey Chauffeured Services / February 2007
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Carey International Inc. Partners with Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) as Chairman's Level Sponsor / September 2006
Carey International, Inc. and GT3 Demonstrate Real Time Reservations at NBTA Show in Chicago / August 2006


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