Oleson to propel Travel Relationship Management company’s growth in study abroad and travel risk management software solutions.
August 27, 2021—Via TRM, the leader in advanced, easy-to-use study abroad and travel risk management software, has announced that Ann Oleson has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer. Oleson will guide Via TRM’s overall growth and expansion of user-friendly technology solutions for Higher Education worldwide. Ann is a successful entrepreneur, business leader, and a 20-year veteran of the Higher Education space. Her expertise matches Via’s mission to facilitate meaningful travel experiences by building next-level software solutions.
Ann’s career has been focused on working with colleges and universities. She began as a consultant and sales manager with Stamats, a Higher Education Marketing Firm. In 2011, Ann founded Converge, a digital marketing agency which helped colleges around the world with inbound marketing and building interest in a wide variety of programs and strategic initiatives. Customers included Wharton, Emory, Vanderbilt, Teacher’s College Columbia, UCLA, USC, Creighton, and Notre Dame.
“Joining Via TRM allows me to combine my passion for and dedication to Higher Education with helping institutions expand access to global experiences for students and travelers. I believe that travel is crucial to understanding ourselves and our world and provides a powerful foundation for success, regardless of career,” said Oleson.
Samantha Martin, founder of Via TRM, began the company with the idea of building state-of-the-art software solutions for both administrators and travelers that was as powerful as it was easy to use. Via then expanded into travel risk management to assure the safety and security of travelers worldwide. “We are thrilled Ann has joined our leadership team,” said Samantha. “Accessing global experiences safely has never been more important. We feel confident that Ann’s decades of experience in growing companies in higher education will serve our Clients, the Via TRM team, and our mission.”
“I am honored and excited to be part of Via TRM’s mission,” said Ann. “I truly believe that we can change the world.”