US Airways Announces Leadership Promotions

Dépèche transmise le 11 septembre 2009 par Business Wire

US Airways Announces Leadership Promotions

US Airways Announces Leadership Promotions

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--US Airways (NYSE:LCC) today announced it has promoted four members of its management team to the vice president level:

– Terri Pope was promoted from managing director, airport customer service / Charlotte (CLT) hub to vice president, airport customer service / CLT hub
– Kevin Brickner was promoted from managing director, integration and compliance to vice president, technical services
– Paul Jones was promoted from managing director and associate general counsel to vice president, legal affairs
– Howard Kass was promoted from managing director and associate general counsel to vice president, legal affairs

The Company also announced that Elise Eberwein was promoted to executive vice president, people and communications from senior vice president, people and communications. In this role, she will continue to lead all human resources and communication efforts for the airline and will continue to report directly to US Airways Chairman and CEO Doug Parker. The five promotions were approved yesterday by the Company’s Board of Directors.

“We have an exceptional leadership team at US Airways and today’s announcement recognizes the contributions of five outstanding members of that team. Collectively, their experience provides decades of aviation knowledge with a tremendous amount of technical expertise unique to each of the areas they oversee. Equally important, they each bring the right approach to coaching and leading others within our organization,” said Parker. “We couldn’t be more proud of Terri, Kevin, Paul, Howard and Elise, and the important contributions they have made and will continue to make at US Airways.”

Terri Pope – Vice President, Airport Customer Service / CLT Hub

Pope, 51, manages US Airways’ largest hub, which continues to experience domestic and international growth. She will report to Senior Vice President, Airport Customer Service, International and Cargo Suzanne Boda. In this elevated role, Pope will continue to lead all aspects of the airline’s CLT hub operation and will serve as the primary relationship point of contact with the Charlotte Airport Authority.

Pope began her career at US Airways working for Air Kentucky Airlines, an Allegheny commuter carrier. Over the course of her 33 years in the airline industry, she has held a variety of positions at US Airways in airport customer service. Pope worked her way up within the airline, serving in various management roles at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, West Palm Beach, Fla. and Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National Airport. She was promoted to oversee the CLT hub in 2000.

This summer, the Charlotte Business Journal recognized Terri as one of the top 25 business women in the Charlotte community.

Kevin Brickner – Vice President, Technical Services

Brickner, 39, fills the role of vice president, technical services vacated by David Seymour who was promoted to senior vice president, technical operations last year. In his new role, Brickner continues to report to Seymour and direct the technical operations planning, engineering and quality teams. His responsibilities include leading efficiency and quality assurance initiatives across US Airways’ aircraft maintenance programs and processes. Brickner is also responsible for maintaining a strong working relationship between the airline’s technical operations team and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

A 14-year veteran of US Airways, Brickner began his career as a financial analyst in 1996, and then moved into technical operations where he quickly excelled through the leadership ranks. During the America West-US Airways merger, he held the critical role of managing director, technical operations integration. Following integration of the operating certificate and the technical operations organization, Brickner transitioned to a new role as managing director, aircraft acquisitions and returns.

Brickner received both his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Paul Jones – Vice President, Legal Affairs

In his new role, Jones, 58, will continue to focus on legal issues related to labor and employee relations including the Company’s labor negotiations. He will assume new responsibility for oversight of US Airways’ litigation and legal support for the Company’s compensation and benefit plans. Jones is filling an open vice president position and continues to report to Executive Vice President, Corporate Steve Johnson.

Jones joined US Airways in 2007 from Federal Express Corporation, where for 10 years he held senior attorney and lead counsel positions. Prior to joining FedEx, he was a partner at Ford & Harrison, an Atlanta law firm where he specialized in labor relations and employment law. Since joining US Airways, he has been instrumental in working with the airline’s labor relations team to achieve single agreements with the fleet service and maintenance employee workgroups. Jones and the team of lawyers he leads also work with US Airways’ human resources department, providing legal advice and guidance on employee relations matters.

Jones earned his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University and his J.D. from Emory University School of Law.

Howard Kass – Vice President, Legal Affairs

Based in Washington, D.C., Kass, 41, and the team of lawyers he leads will continue to have responsibility for the Company’s antitrust and regulatory compliance and legal support for its marketing efforts, including alliances. His responsibilities will be expanded to include legal support for key strategic initiatives, special projects and for US Airways’ government affairs team. He will also continue to report to Johnson.

Kass left the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to join US Airways in 2003. He had held deputy director and director positions with the TSA, where he helped develop TSA policies for the distribution of federal funds to the airline industry. Prior to the TSA, Kass was a senior associate with the management consulting firm Booz, Allen, Hamilton in McLean, Va. He was also a consultant with GKMG Consulting Services where he advised airport and transportation industry clients on Department of Transportation and FAA regulations.

Howard earned his Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Johns Hopkins University.

About US Airways

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 Middle East, 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 its customers more than 17,000 daily flights to 916 destinations in 160 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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