July 9, 2018

The Power 50: Elaine Osgood

ELAINE OSGOOD

Founder & CEO

Atlas Travel & Technology Group, Marlborough

Residence: Westborough

Colleges: UMass Amherst, Anna Maria College

What Osgood started more than 30 years ago under the Uniglobe Travel franchise umbrella has blossomed into a travel and technology behemoth with hubs in London, New York City and Washington, D.C. and global support in 110 countries. The technology side of Atlas helps corporate clients understand their operations using analytics, increasing efficiencies in areas like supplier management, risk management and – yes – global business travel expenses. Atlas hosts fundraising events for nonprofits like the Jimmy Fund and Marlborough Community Cupboard, and Osgood volunteers on boards for the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce and Milford Public Schools' hospitality and tourism program.

What advice would you give up-and-comers? Aim high and go for it. Believe in yourself!

The obsessed chef: I grew up in an Italian household and have an innate need to feed everyone. In planning personal events or meetings at ATTG, I believe food is a critical part of any gathering and tend to overdo it. Ask my family about the angst I feel when my dog won't eat his dinner!! And if I am ever going to repeat an event, I must be sure to outdo whatever I did previously. It's a curse!

Read about the WBJ's 2018 Power Players:

Retail

Harry Kokkinis, Table Talk Pies

Steve Rotman, Rotman's Furniture & Vystar

Ernie Herrman, TJX Cos.

Michael Dundas, Sira Naturals

Ralph Crowley Jr., Polar Corp.

Christopher Baldwin, BJ's Wholesale Club

Amy Lynn Chase, Crompton Collective & Haberdash

Food & Culture

Robb & Madeline Ahlquist, Worcester Restaurant Group

Troy Siebels, The Hanover Theatre

Karim El-Gamal, Rail Trail Flatbread Co., New City Microcreamery, Less Than Greater Than

Eric, Sam & Jack Hendler, Jack's Abby Brewing

Lynn Cheney, Lettuce Be Local

Sandy Dunn, DCU Center

Higher Education & Nonprofits

Ann T. Lisi, Greater Worcester Community Foundation

Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, College of the Holy Cross

Javier Cevallos, Framingham State University

Michael F. Collins, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Jill Dagilis, Worcester Community Action Council

Dr. David A. Jordan, Seven Hills Foundation

Laurie Leshin, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Corner Office

Kate Sharry, Group Benefits Strategies

Tina M. Sbrega, GFA Federal Credit Union

John C. Roche, The Hanover Insurance Group

Elaine Osgood, Atlas Travel

Michael P. Angelini, Bowdtich & Dewey

Susan Mailman, Coghlin Electrical Contractors

Edward F. Manzi Jr., Fidelity Bank

Manufacturing

Dinesh Wadhwani, ThinkLite

Ravi Vig, Allegro Microsystems

Nobuhiko Tamura, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals

Daniel McGahn, AMSC

Michael Mahoney, Boston Scientific

Jeannie Hebert, Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce

Valentin Gapontsev, IPG Photonics

Chris Coghlin, Coghlin Cos.

Health care

Kevin O'Sullivan, Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives

Kurt Isaacson, Spectrum Health Systems

Tarek Elsawy, Reliant Medical Group

Jeffrey M. Welch, Saint Vincent Hospital

Eric Dickson, UMass Memorial Health Care

Holly Chaffee, VNA Care

Richard P. Burke, Fallon Health

Economic Development

Ann K. Tripp, Opus Investment Management

Robert Walker, RA Ventures

Yvonne Spicer, City of Framingham

Cliff Rucker, Worcester Railers Hockey Club

Sherri Greene Pitcher, Fidelity Bank

Timothy P. Murray, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Anthony Consigli, Consigli Construction Co.

Jennie Lee Colosi, E. T. & L. Corp.

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