American Airlines and US Airways Announce Post-Merger Management Team

By Paul Riegler on 10 June 2013
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An American 777-300ER in Dallas

An American 777-300ER in Dallas

American Airlines’ parent corporation AMR, which will change its name to American Airlines Group after it merges with US Airways, announced post-merger management appointments to lead the combined company.

Six senior executives from US Airways were named, along with four from American.

AA CEO Tom Horton will serve as chairman of the board following the merger, although he is expected to leave that position in 2014.  Doug Parker, the CEO of US Airways, will serve as CEO of the combined company.

Scott Kirby, from US Airways, will assume the post of president and Elise Eberwein, also from US Airways will function as executive vice president for people and communications.  Beverly Goulet of American Airlines will be the chief integration officer, responsible for overseeing the merging of the two airlines.

Robert Isom of US Airways will take on the duties of chief operating officer of American Airlines Group and CEO of US Airways, which will continue to operate as a separate airline following the merger until full integration is accomplished.

Stephen Johnson, also of US Airways, will serve as executive vice president for corporate affairs that deal with legal, governmental, and regulatory issues.  Derek Kerr of US Airways will be installed as chief financial officer.

Maya Leibman, currently with American, will become chief information officer and William Ris, also of American, will act in the capacity of senior vice president, government affairs.

Correction: June 9, 2013

The original version of this article misstated the surname of the incoming COO of American Airlines Group.  He is Robert Isom, not Isomer.  It also misidentified Derek Kerr’s current company: it is US Airways. 

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