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  • Joe Breitfeller

American Airlines Names Gregory D. Smith to Board of Directors

American Airlines has named former Boeing EVP and Chief Commercial Officer Gregory D. Smith to their Board of Directors. Mr. Smith will serve on the Board’s Audit, Corporate Governance, Public Responsibility and Safety Committees.


American Airlines Group's Newest Board Member, Gregory D. Smith - Courtesy American Airlines

On Tuesday (January 18, 2022), American Airlines Group announced the election of Gregory D. Smith (55) to their Board of Directors, where he will serve on the Audit, Corporate Governance, Public Responsibility and Safety Committees. Mr. Smith retired from The Boeing Company in July 2021 after a career of over 30 years, serving most recently as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. While at Boeing, he held other key leadership roles including Vice President of Finance, Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer, and Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis. Between two separate work experiences at Boeing, Smith also spent four years as Vice President of Investor relations for Raytheon.


In Tuesday’s announcement, American Airlines’ CEO, Doug Parker, said,


“We are very pleased Greg has agreed to join the American Airlines board. Greg is a highly accomplished leader who has held key finance, operations and strategy roles over the course of three decades at Boeing. His experience and strong knowledge of the aviation and aerospace industry will be tremendous assets to American.”


In addition to his new role on American’s Board, Gregory Smith currently serves on the board of directors of Intel Corporation, Lurie’s Children’s Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Healthcare in Chicago.


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