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American Airlines Announces Senior Leadership Team – American Newsroom
Here it is, the official leadership team under new American CEO Robert Isom… and it’s what you’d expect it to look like if you were hoping for continuity. Elise Eberwein will retire and her job is split between Ron DeFeo and Cole Brown. Steve Johnson looks like he gets to do special projects while two of his lieutenants move up to split his old job. Derek Kerr keeps CFO and moves to Vice Chair. The only surprise here is that Vasu Raja moves up from Chief Revenue Officer to Chief Commercial Officer, taking over sales and marketing that had fallen under Alison Taylor. Alison now reports to Vasu, so that feels like a demotion to me.
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Two for the Road
Capital Markets Day – Delta
Delta had its investor day and you can read through the full powerpoint deck to get a handle on how Delta views itself these days.
The Loss of My Favorite Travel Partner Forever – AirlineReporter
For those who haven’t heard, AirlineReporter founder David Parker Brown lost his wife this summer to cancer. This is a nice tribute to their shared love of travel. The box of unused pins… good luck not getting choked up when you get to that point. I think we need volunteers to start going on trips with David, because I’m pretty sure Brittany would want those pins put to good use.