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Travel Manager in Purchasing

April 12, 2011, Volume 57, No. 29



Monica Kinney has been named the new Travel Manager in Penn Purchasing Services effective April 1. Most recently, Ms. Kinney has been a temporary staff member in Purchasing for the past six months, working closely with Susan Storb to ensure a smooth transition after Ms. Storb’s retirement on March 31 after 16 years of service in Penn Travel Services.

Before coming to Penn, Ms. Kinney worked for more than 10 years in the insurance, health care and financial services industries. An accomplished contracts/procurement manager, she became a travel specialist during her tenure at Sunoco. She has successfully managed strategic sourcing at Cigna Telrud and Medco Health Solutions.

Ms. Kinney has also been appointed as co-chair for the Travel Expense Management System Review Committee which is creating a new system for managing travel expenses at Penn. She is also a representative on Penn’s International Support Coordinating Group which is charged with providing the University community with advice and guidance to support the academic and research mission internationally and ensure that the University’s exposure to risks internationally are identified, contained and/or minimized.


Almanac - April 12, 2011, Volume 57, No. 29