American Airlines Makes Executive Appointments to Support Teams

Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

american airlinesAmerican Airlines today announced that two officers have shared their plans to retire later this year: Loral Blinde, Vice President – People & Team Member Services, will retire from American this summer after completing numerous integration projects
Brian McMenamy,


Vice President – Finance, will retire at the end of the year following a 33-year career at American Additionally, three appointments were announced today as part of American’s succession plan to fill vacant positions:



Brandon Kahle has been promoted to Vice President – Division Finance, succeeding McMenamy Jim Fox has been promoted to Vice President – Pricing & Yield Management, a position that is currently open Chris DeGroot has been promoted to Vice President – International Sales People & Team Member Services Loral Blinde, Vice President – People & Team Member Services, will leave American this summer after successfully integrating many of the company’s team member policies, processes and systems.



“Loral is a tremendously talented executive and we are grateful to him for agreeing to join American during our quest to integrate our two airlines after the merger,” said Danielle Kirgan, American’s Senior Vice President – People. “He played a critical role in our successful integration and set American on the right path as we improve the quality and delivery of our team member services. Our policy and system integration work, while ongoing, has progressed greatly under Loral’s leadership, and we appreciate all he has contributed to make life better for our more than 100,000 team members.”



Blinde began serving American in 2014 as a consultant and later joined as Vice President to lead the People team during the heaviest phase of integration. He has overseen the launch of American’s Team Member Service Center; a new learning management system; the harmonization of compensation, benefit and 401(k) plans; and led the new HRIS implementation among many other projects. Prior to American, Blinde’s experience included time as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administration for AirTran Airways, as well as work with Air Canada, Southwest Airlines and Northwest Airlines.



Source:- American Airlines

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