US Airways Announces Executive Changes in Finance and Human Resources

Dépèche transmise le 11 novembre 2011 par Business Wire

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--US Airways (NYSE: LCC) today announced the promotion of Keith Bush to the position of senior vice president, finance and the appointment of Ryan Price to the position of vice president, human resources. With these appointments, the number of officers remains unchanged and both have been approved by the airline’s Board of Directors.

“Under Ryan’s leadership, we look forward to continuing to build upon the solid foundation put into place by Dan over the past four years.”

Keith Bush – Senior Vice President, Finance

As Senior Vice President, Finance, Bush will continue to be responsible for developing and managing the airline’s capital and operating budgets as well as overseeing long-range planning, airline profitability and fleet analysis. He will also lead the airline’s insurance and risk management divisions. In this role, Bush will continue to report to Chief Financial Officer Derek Kerr.

“We are very pleased to recognize the significant contributions Keith has made to our company. Keith is a proven leader and since joining our team, he has played a key role in the continued development of our finance organization. We look forward to his continued contributions,” said Kerr.

Bush has nearly two decades of aviation industry financial planning/analysis and treasury experience. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in finance and strategic management, from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland and his Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Butler University in Indianapolis.

Ryan Price – Vice President, Human Resources

Ryan Price assumes the role of vice president, human resources. Price succeeds Dan Pon, who will be leaving US Airways at the end of the year. In this role, Price will oversee the airline’s Human Resources division including the health and retirement benefits, compensation, travel/relocation, employee relations, HR systems, and recruitment and staffing. He will report directly to Executive Vice President, People, Communications and Public Affairs Elise Eberwein.

“Ryan possesses the right combination of skills to lead our people services division during these economically challenging times and serve as a champion for our 32,000 co-workers,” said Eberwein. “Under Ryan’s leadership, we look forward to continuing to build upon the solid foundation put into place by Dan over the past four years.”

Price joined the airline in April 2011 as managing director, compensation and benefits after spending 14 years at Continental where he served as managing director - global medical programs. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management/Organizational Psychology from Texas A&M University.

About US Airways

US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,000 flights per day and serves 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The airline employs more than 32,000 aviation professionals worldwide and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than 21,000 daily flights to 1,185 airports in 185 countries. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix, and a focus city in Washington, D.C. at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. US Airways was the only airline included as one of the 50 best companies to work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine’s 50 Report for 2010 and 2011. The airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index for the sixth year in a row. The Corporate Equality index is a leading indicator of companies’ attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and customers. US Airways also ranked #1 among its competing hub-and-spoke network carriers for 2010 performance as rated by the Wichita State University/Purdue University Airline Quality Rating (AQR). For more company information visit usairways.com, follow on Twitter @USAirways or at Facebook.com/USAirways. (LCCG)

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