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Our Team

Commonwealth Worldwide President Dawson Rutter Dawson Rutter
President and Founder

Dawson Rutter is the Founder, President and CEO of Commonwealth Worldwide Executive Transportation. As owner and operator of the largest, privately held ground transportation company in the country, Dawson provides Commonwealth Worldwide with visionary leadership based upon his founding values of accountability, communication, exceptional customer care, and professionalism. Early hands-on training in the transportation industry, coupled with an industrious, entrepreneurial mindset has led Dawson to establish Commonwealth Worldwide's offices in Boston and New York City as well an extensive network of global partners.

Commonwealth Worldwide Executive Vice President Scott RutterScott Rutter
Executive Vice President

Scott brings with him 25 years of experience with the Pepsi Bottling Group. Scott's diverse management experience in team building, customer service and product delivery has elevated Commonwealth to one of the New York City's premier, luxury chauffeured transportation companies.

Commonwealth Worldwide Controller Diane PessolanoDiane Pessolano
Chief Financial Officer

Diane started with Commonwealth Worldwide in October of 2004. Diane is a Certified Public Accountant who began her accounting career working in the Audit department at Ernst & Young in New York City. She then worked as an Operational/Financial Analyst for the Pershing Division of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, Inc., a Wall Street brokerage firm. Before beginning with Commonwealth, for nineteen years Diane operated her own accounting practice which provided accounting and taxation services to a number of small businesses and to individuals.

Commonwealth Worldwide National Affiliate Director Tami SaccoccioTami Saccoccio Rutter
Director of Operations and Global Affiliate Relations

Tami Rutter plays an integral role in overall day-to-day operations for the company.  Prior to joining Commonwealth, Tami worked in the corporate travel industry for 13 years as a team leader. Tami's extensive managerial experience enables her to develop strong relationships and implement best practices and protocol with our worldwide network of independent service providers.

Commonwealth Worldwide Min Zhang Director Information TechnologiesMin Zhang
Director, Information Technologies

Min joined Commonwealth in Jan, 2004, had since been managing all aspects of technology related issues within Commonwealth from network administration and security, infrastructure support and expansion, user and desktop support, to software development and maintenance, web and mobile technologies and presence, etc. Originally a software engineer for Network Associates, Inc, Min has developed a passion for more service oriented technology positions and transitioned into IT as a result.

Commonwealth Worldwide Manager, Road Show and Aviation OperationsSofya Nembhard
Manager, Road Show & Aviation Operations

Sofya’s superior level of client service, attention to detail and interpersonal skills have made her a key leader for the unique complexities of two of Commonwealth’s strongest business segments; the intricacies of the Road Show and General Aviation Departments. When she came to the company in 2004, Sofya took “The Commonwealth Way” to heart, bringing her passion for exceptional customer service and team building to new heights.

Commonwealth Worldwide Chief Financial Officer Steve McLaneSteve McLane
Financial Advisor/Consultant

Steve has forty years of experience in banking and private industry. Prior to joining Commonwealth in 2003, he had been for many years the Northeast Regional Controller (New York and New England) for a publicly held company in the construction equipment rental business and two of its privately held predecessors which he assisted in selling to the public company.