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AMR Corporation And US Airways Announce Senior Leadership Team For The New American Airlines

Stocks in this article: LCC

FORT WORTH, Texas and TEMPE, Ariz., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AMR Corporation (OTCQB: AAMRQ), the parent company of American Airlines, Inc., and US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC) today announced the senior leadership team responsible for guiding the new American Airlines after the closing of the companies' expected merger. 

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"This announcement is another important step forward in creating the new American Airlines and opening a new chapter for its more than 100,000 team members," said Doug Parker, chairman and CEO of US Airways. "We are combining the strengths of legacy American and US Airways and creating a collaborative industry-leading leadership team."

As previously announced, Tom Horton, 52, will serve as Chairman of the Board of the new American Airlines.  Doug Parker, 51, will serve as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors.  The senior leadership team announced today includes:

  • Scott Kirby, 45, President: responsibilities include planning, marketing, sales, alliances, pricing/yield management and operations
  • Elise Eberwein, 48, Executive Vice President, People and Communications: responsible for human resources, media relations, internal communications, social media and public affairs
  • Beverly Goulet, 58, Chief Integration Officer: will lead the complex integration process of merging American Airlines and US Airways into one airline
  • Robert Isom, 49, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer of US Airways, Inc. post-close: responsible for all aspects of airline operations, including customer service, flight operations, maintenance, regional carrier management, cargo, safety and security
  • Stephen Johnson, 56, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs: responsibilities include corporate and legal affairs, government and regulatory affairs, labor relations, and real estate
  • Derek Kerr, 48, Chief Financial Officer: responsible for oversight of all financial areas, including financial planning and analysis, corporate finance and treasury functions, purchasing, controller and audit functions and investor relations
  • Maya Leibman, 47, Chief Information Officer: responsible for all information technology systems, including systems development, infrastructure, and planning
  • William Ris, 65, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs: responsible for all federal and international government and regulatory affairs and public policy

Kirby, Eberwein, Isom, Johnson and Kerr will join the new American from US Airways; Goulet, Leibman and Ris will join from American.

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