US Airways Announces Leadership Appointments

Dépèche transmise le 18 juin 2009 par Business Wire

US Airways Announces Leadership Appointments

US Airways Announces Leadership Appointments

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--US Airways (NYSE: LCC) today announced it has filled two open positions among its leadership team. The company named Keith A. Bush to the position of vice president, financial planning and analysis, and promoted Todd L. Christy to vice president, business technology. Both officer appointments were approved last week by the Company’s Board of Directors.

Bush, 39, will report to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Derek Kerr. Christy, 50, will report to Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Brad Jensen.

Keith Bush

“Keith brings an extensive financial background to our airline and possesses broad expertise in commercial banking, long-range financial forecasting and budgeting, and risk management,” said Kerr. “We are extremely pleased to welcome him to US Airways and look forward to his contributions.”

In his new role, Bush will 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. Bush comes to US Airways from Northwest Airlines, with more than 14 years in financial planning and analysis, and treasury experience. Most recently, he served as Northwest’s assistant treasurer, with responsibility for financing activities, balance sheet management, insurance and risk management and investment banking relationships.

Bush earned his Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in finance and strategic management, from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland and his Bachelor of Science in marketing from Butler University in Indianapolis.

Todd Christy

“Over the past eight years, Todd has been a key leader in the design and implementation of critical information systems throughout our airline, including the recent launch of the ‘MyHR’ Human Resources Management System and our Employee Travel Center, which supports our employee travel benefits,” said Jensen. “We congratulate Todd on this well-deserved promotion and look forward to his continued contributions to US Airways’ information technology leadership.”

Christy previously held the position of managing director, technology delivery. In his new position as vice president, business technology, Christy will continue to oversee systems that support the airline’s employees and will also manage information technology support for the finance/accounting, human resources, revenue management, data warehouse, baggage, cargo and online marketing teams. His business technology team includes approximately 150 employees who will be responsible for the development and delivery of technology applications for these seven critical business functions.

Christy began his career with US Airways in 2001 as the director, infrastructure and security with America West Airlines. He brought more than 18 years of information technology experience to the company, including 11 years with Honeywell International. In 2005, Christy was promoted to managing director, infrastructure and security, where he played a significant role in modernizing the infrastructure for US Airways’ data centers, airports and network. He has played a lead role in the implementation of the company’s new human resource management system and next-generation customer Web site.

Christy earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in business and economics from Iowa State University.

About US Airways

US Airways was America’s number one on-time airline in 2008 among the “Big Six” hub-and-spoke airlines according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) monthly Air Travel Consumer Report. US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,200 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. The airline employs more than 33,000 aviation professionals worldwide and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers our customers more than 16,500 daily flights to 912 destinations in 159 countries worldwide. And for the eleventh consecutive year, the airline received a Diamond Award for maintenance training excellence from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its Charlotte, North Carolina hub line maintenance facility. For more company information, visit usairways.com. (LCCG)

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