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United Airlines Appoints Michelle Freyre to Board of Directors

United Airlines has today announced the appointment of Michelle Freyre to the company’s Board of Directors.  Ms. Freyre currently serves as President – Global Brands, Clinique and Origins, at The Estée Lauder Companies.

United Airlines' Newest Board Member Michelle Freyre - Courtesy United Airlines/Cision

On Monday (April 1, 2024), United Airlines Holdings, Inc. announced the appointment of Michelle Freyre to their Board of Directors.  Currently, Michelle Freyre serves as President – Global Brands, Clinique and Origins, at The Estée Lauder Companies, where she is responsible for driving global growth while guiding the brands’ strategic vision.

In Monday’s announcement, United Airlines’ CEO, Scott Kirby, said,

“Michelle’s extensive experience in business and product strategy will make her an excellent addition to our already strong Board of Directors.  In each of her previous roles, Michelle has deftly balanced modernizing and celebrating the historic brands she has overseen.”

Also commenting on the new Board appointment, United’s Chairman of the Board, Ted Phillips, said,

“We are excited to welcome Michelle to the Board of Directors and look forward to the valuable insight and experience she will bring to United.  For the last two decades, Michelle has guided some of the most prominent brands in corporate America and her sophisticated understanding of large brands to serve the needs of customers is valuable experience that will benefit United and our Board of Directors.”

United Airlines Holdings’ newest Board member, Michelle Freyre, added,

“I am honored to join the Board of Directors at United Airlines and contribute my brand-building experience, global perspectives and passion for serving discerning consumers to such an iconic, transformative and prominent brand.  As someone who is focused on a consumer-centric approach, I admire the elevated experience United Airlines offers to its consumers around the world.  Furthermore, I am humbled to have this opportunity to represent my Latina community.”

Before Joining The Estée Lauder Companies, Freyre spent 20 years at Johnson & Johnson, serving in various roles across marketing and sales, including as President, U.S. Beauty, J&J Consumer Health Products division.  She also held Brand Marketing positions with several other companies including the Pepsi-Cola Company.  A Puerto Rico native, Freyre holds a B.A. from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

At United Airlines, ‘Good Leads the Way.’  The airline operates the most comprehensive network among North American carriers with U.S. hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.    United and United Express operate over 4,000 flights per day to more than 350 airports across six continents.  In 2023, United carried more than 150 million customers, becoming the world’s largest airline as measured by available seat miles (ASMs).  Shares in the company’s parent, United Airlines Holdings, Inc., are publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol ‘UAL.’


Source: United Airlines/PRNewswire


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