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Bev Goulet To Retire From American Airlines

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Bev Goulet To Retire From American Airlines

Bev Goulet To Retire From American Airlines
May 23
08:03 2017

MIAMI — American Airlines announced that Bev Goulet, Executive Vice President, and Chief Integration Officer, will retire in June after 24 years with the company.

Bev Goulet, Executive Vice President, and Chief Integration Officer. (Credits: American Airlines)

Bev Goulet, Executive Vice President, and Chief Integration Officer. (Credits: American Airlines)

“Everyone at American Airlines has been positively impacted by the contributions of Bev Goulet, both today and into the future,” said American Airlines’ Chairman and CEO Doug Parker.

Goulet joined American as Associate General Counsel for Corporate Finance in 1993, overseeing American’s aircraft and other financing transactions. She became Managing Director of Corporate Development in 1999, leading the spin-off of The Sabre Group in 2000, the acquisition of substantially all Trans World Airlines assets in 2001, and working with the U.S. government to provide financial stability to the industry after 9/11.

Also, Goulet was promoted to Vice President of Corporate Development & Treasurer in 2002, and in the years immediately following the economic downturn in 2008, arranged approximately $12 billion in financing for American during some of the company’s most financially vulnerable times.

In 2011, Goulet was named American’s Chief Restructuring Officer and spearheaded the airline’s Chapter 11 restructuring, including playing a key role in the analysis and negotiation of American’s merger with US Airways. That positioned her well to become the combined airline’s Senior Vice President & Chief Integration Officer in 2013.

Goulet was promoted to Executive Vice President & Chief Integration Officer in 2015. Her leadership has been key in driving American’s successful integration, despite it being the largest, most complex airline merger in history. Under her guidance, the company has combined passenger service systems and loyalty programs, moved to a one flight operating system, and co-located operations throughout the world.

Remaining integration projects will now be managed directly by the business units driving them. Kenji Hashimoto has been named Senior Vice President of Finance & Corporate Development, and will assume Goulet’s other corporate strategy responsibilities. Additionally, in this new and expanded role, Hashimoto will have oversight of the Treasury and Risk Management teams and will report to American’s Chief Financial Officer, Derek Kerr.

“We still have several large integration projects underway, including moving all flight attendants to one system and shifting to a single maintenance platform,” said Kerr. “But with many of the day-to-day integration efforts behind us, we have the opportunity to refocus on traditional Corporate Development work and return that role to its roots by aligning it with Treasury and Risk Management.”

Hashimoto currently oversees all regional flight services operating under the American Eagle brand, including the company’s three wholly owned carriers – Envoy, Piedmont and PSA – as well as seven regional affiliates. He will continue in this role until American names a successor in the near future.

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