American Airlines Adds Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer to Executive Ranks

By Paul Riegler on 7 January 2020
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American Airlines announced the creation of a new role, chief inclusion and diversity officer, and named Kenneth Charles, a former bank executive, to the position.

Mr. Charles served as senior vice president of enterprise talent at U.S. Bank prior to joining the airline and, prior to that, was vice president for global inclusion and chief diversity officer at General Mills.

“We are committed to building on our diverse and inclusive culture to not only make American a welcoming airline for all customers, but also a great place to work for every team member,” said the airline’s CEO, Doug Parker.

Part of Mr. Charles’ role will be to establish an Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the airline and to oversee best practices in diversity across the airline.

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