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American Airlines Appoints Chief People Officer Cole Brown to Executive Leadership Council
American Airlines’ Executive Leadership Council has selected Cole Brown, the carrier’s Chief People Officer, to join their 2023 class. Ms. Brown was officially inducted into the ELC on March 9, 2023 at the organization’s winter member meeting in Manalapan, Florida.
On Monday (March 13, 2023), American Airlines announced the appointment of Chief People Officer, Cole Brown, to the Executive Leadership Council (ELC). The ELC is a global organization of over 800 current and former Black CEOs, corporate board members, senior executives of Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies, entrepreneurs and thought leaders. The ELC’s mission is to increase the number of successful black executives by adding value to their development, leadership, and philanthropic endeavors. Ms. Brown was officially inducted into the ELC on March 9, 2023, at the organization’s winter member meeting in Manalapan, Florida.
In Tuesday’s announcement, the Executive Leadership Council’s President and CEO, Michael C. Hyter, said,
“We are thrilled to welcome 67 new members to the ELC. Each one exemplifies our organization’s commitment to advancing Black leadership in global corporations and is committed to propelling the ELC’s mission forward. We are excited to welcome Cole and look forward to leveraging the talents she brings to the membership.”
Also commenting on his appointment to the ELC, Cole Brown added,
“The Executive Leadership Council is dedicated to opening channels of opportunity for Black executives to positively impact businesses and communities. I am honored and humbled to be among this year’s class to help amplify Black excellence and be a part of the development of our future Black leaders.”
As Chief People Officer, Cole Brown leads all aspects of American’s People organization, including teams supporting Global Talent and Recruitment, Benefits, Global Compensation, People Operations, Global Learning and more. Ms. Brown is the first black female to hold a senior position at American Airlines.
American Airlines’ purpose is to “Care for People on Life’s Journey.” Shares in the American Airlines Group, Inc., trade on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s stock is included in the S&P 500.
Source: American Airlines