Spirit Airlines Appoints Brian McMenamy as Vice President and Controller

Published on : Thursday, November 9, 2017

Spirit AirlinesSpirit Airlines, today announced Brian McMenamy has been appointed Vice President and Controller, effective November 6, 2017. He joins the Spirit Airlines executive team and will lead all aspects of the company’s financial accounting, including Corporate Accounting, SEC Reporting, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Revenue and Collections, Corporate Tax, International Tax and Accounting SOX Compliance teams. McMenamy was also appointed as Principal Accounting Officer for the company.


“We are excited to welcome Brian to our leadership team,” said Ted Christie, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “Brian brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Spirit with a proven track-record leading airline finance and driving business solutions resulting in revenue opportunities and cost savings. His experience and leadership are a great fit for today’s Spirit as he guides our continued growth to the Spirit of tomorrow.”


With extensive experience throughout the Airline Industry, McMenamy most recently acted as Vice President, Finance at American Airlines. His responsibilities have previously included Financial Planning and Analysis, Accounting and Control, and Corporate Development functions. His solutions-minded and pragmatic leadership style has served as the foundation to his success.


“I am thrilled to be joining Spirit at a great moment in its history,” said McMenamy. “Spirit’s trajectory is impressive and I look forward to exploring new solutions to continue and expand on the airline’s impressive growth.”


Brian McMenamy
McMenamy brings more than 30 years of experience in corporate finance. Previous appointments at American Airlines include Vice President, Finance; Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis; and Vice President and Controller. He holds a Bachelors in Science in Financial Economics from Rockhurst College, in Kansas City, Missouri, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and was awarded Texas Top 10 on the CPA exam for placing in the top ten of candidates across the state.


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