NAPLES, Fla., Jan. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/-- Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) ("Hertz" or "the Company") today announced that Thomas (Tom) J. Sabatino, Jr. has been appointed Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, effective February 9. Mr. Sabatino will oversee legal, compliance, human resources, labor relations, communications, government affairs, community relations, real estate, facilities, and security. He joins Hertz from Walgreens Boots Alliance where he has served most recently as Executive Vice President, Global Legal and Chief Administrative Officer. He has also served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at United Airlines and Schering-Plough as well as General Counsel at Baxter International and American Medical International.
John Tague, Hertz President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Tom Sabatino is a seasoned executive who is also widely recognized as a leading general counsel. Tom will be a senior advisor and business partner, not only in his capacity as chief legal and compliance officer, but also in his role leading significant corporate functions. I look forward to working with Tom as we build a Hertz culture based on excellence, integrity and sustained performance."
Mr. Sabatino said, "I am thrilled to be joining John and the rest of his management team at this exciting time in Hertz's history. I hope to leverage my experience as a senior legal officer and leader of key corporate functions to help optimize the Company's performance as we work together to transform this iconic brand."
About Thomas Sabatino, Jr.
Thomas (Tom) J. Sabatino, Jr. has most recently served as Executive Vice President, Global Legal and Chief Administrative Officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance. He joined the company in 2011 as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, assuming the title of Chief Administrative Officer in 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Sabatino was the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of UAL Corporation and United Airlines, Inc. in 2010, and as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Schering-Plough Corporation from 2004 through 2009. Previously, he held General Counsel positions at Baxter International and American Medical International. He has received numerous awards from his peers, including Inside Counsel's Transformative Leader Award (2012), the National Bar Association Gertrude E. Rush Award (2013) and the Equal Justice Works Scales of Justice Award (2014). Mr. Sabatino earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Chicago Zoological Society (the Brookfield Zoo) and is the recent Past Chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel (the largest global in-house bar association).
Hertz operates the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly car rental brands in more than 11,000 corporate and licensee locations throughout 140 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental company with more than 1,700 airport locations in the U.S. and more than 1,300 airport locations internationally. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, Carfirmations, Mobile Wi-Fi and unique vehicles offered through the Adrenaline, Dream, Family, Fun, Green and Prestige Collections set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation, operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business and sells vehicles through its Rent2Buy program. The company also owns Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC), one of the largest equipment rental businesses with more than 355 locations worldwide offering a diverse line of equipment and tools for rent and sale. HERC primarily serves the construction, industrial, oil, gas, entertainment and government sectors. For more information about Hertz, visit: www.hertz.com.
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