Kerr to Retire from American Airways

American Airways vice chair, president of American Eagle and strategic advisor Derek Kerr will retire from the airline on Sept. 30, the service introduced Friday. Kerr, who additionally leads American’s regional and cargo groups, had stepped down as CFO on the finish of 2022 and was succeeded by Devon Might.

“Derek Kerr is without doubt one of the best and most completed executives within the historical past of the airline enterprise,” American CEO Robert Isom stated in an announcement. “American could be very effectively positioned for the long run due to his management.”

Over the course of 20 years, Kerr had served as CFO of America West Airways, US Airways after which American. He was instrumental within the mergers of America West and US Airways in 2005 and US Airways and American in 2013, in response to the service. 

The announcement comes as American has been going via a reshuffling of its company gross sales crew. American VP of worldwide gross sales Thomas Rajan stepped into his position in September. In January, chief buyer officer Alison Taylor introduced she too would retire and stay as an advisor this 12 months, along with her duties cut up between chief industrial officer Vasu Raja and SVP of worldwide partnerships and worldwide Scott Laurence. In February, the service introduced a restructured company gross sales group. 

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