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Worldspan appoints new general counsel, corporate secretary and senior vice president – human resources

Worldspan announced the appointment of Jeffrey C. Smith to the position of general counsel, corporate secretary and…

Worldspan announced the appointment of Jeffrey C. Smith to the position of general counsel, corporate secretary and senior vice president – Human Resources for Worldspan. Smith will assume responsibility for all legal, regulatory and government affairs matters. In addition, he will serve as corporate secretary and will oversee all aspects of human resources administration.



We are delighted to have an executive with Jeff`s level of expertise and talent to join Worldspan, said Rakesh Gangwal, chairman, president and CEO for Worldspan. His experience in legal, human resources and corporate governance matters will greatly benefit Worldspan in the years to come.



Prior to joining Worldspan, Smith spent seven years serving as chief human resources officer, general counsel and corporate secretary for leading telecommunications company Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB) and related entities. For more than a decade prior to Cincinnati Bell, Smith served with The Times Mirror Company beginning as senior staff counsel and ultimately as vice president – Planning and Development for the company`s training and development division.



Smith commenced his career with law firms in California including Hyde & Drath and Gibbons, Stroddard & Lepper. He is a member of the Bar Association of California, Maryland and the District of Columbia, the American Corporate Counsel Association and the American Society of Corporate Secretaries. Smith received a JD from the University of California and a BS in Business Administration from Lewis & Clark College. In addition, he earned an MBA from Pepperdine University.

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