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AMR Announced American Airlines New Board Of Directors And Senior Leadership
By Shane Nolan

June 10, 2013 - AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines and US Airways today announced the members of the Board of Directors and Senior Leadership of the combined company, American Airlines Group responsible for guiding the new American Airlines after the closing of the companies' expected merger. 

As previously announced, the Board of Directors will be comprised of twelve members. Thomas Horton, chairman, president and chief executive officer of AMR will serve as Chairman of the combined airline's Board of Directors through its first annual meeting of shareholders. Doug Parker, chairman and CEO of US Airways Group, will serve as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. Parker will assume the position of Chairman of the Board following the conclusion of Horton's service. 


As previously announced, AMR and US Airways agreed to combine to create the new American Airlines, a premier global carrier. Headquartered in Dallas-Fort Worth, the new American Airlines will become a highly competitive alternative for consumers to other global carriers and is expected to offer more than 6,700 daily flights to 336 destinations in 56 countries. 

The combined airline will offer customers more choices and increased service across a larger worldwide network and through an enhanced oneworld Alliance. Together, American Airlines and US Airways are expected to operate a mainline fleet of almost 950 aircraft and employ more than 100,000 team members worldwide. The merger is subject to regulatory approvals, approval by US Airways shareholders, other customary closing conditions and confirmation of American Airlines' Plan of Reorganization by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. 

In addition to Messrs. Horton and Parker, the Board will be comprised of the following individuals, who the companies believe have the experience, breadth and perspective to guide the new American Airlines to create value for all of the company's stakeholders; John T. Cahill, Lead Independent Director, James F. Albaugh, Jeffrey D. Benjamin, Michael J. Embler, Matthew J. Hart, Alberto Ibarguen, Richard C. Kraemer, Denise M. O'Leary, Ray M. Robinson and Richard P. Schifter.



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 and 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.
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