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Passkey Checks In New VP

Passkey, a Quincy, Mass., application service provider for the hotel operators, has named Thomas M. Walker, a 16-year hospitality industry vet, as vice president of alliances.

He will be responsible for enhancing existing Passkey alliances and forging new ones. Walker will also head Passkey's business consulting services group that looks for ways to save clients money.

"(Walker's) most recent work with Manugistics -- including consulting work for hotel companies such as Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, Starwood and Preferred Hotels and Resorts -- will prove to be extremely valuable," said Tim Durant, Passkey's vice president of sales and marketing.

At Manguistics, Walker was senior manager of solutions marketing. Previously he held a number of senior posts at ITT Sheraton Corporation prior to the Starwood acquisition.

Walker holds an MBA from Anderson Graduate School of Management, UCLA, and a bachelor's degree in English from University of Utah.