American Airlines today announced it has named Denise Lynn Vice President of Global Human Resources Services, filling the position previously held by Debra Hunter Johnson who left the company in December 2006.
Lynn will lead the team responsible for providing human resource support to managers in the U.S., Latin America, and Mexico. In addition, she will continue to advance the company's efforts in diversity for employees, customers, and suppliers.
"We are extremely fortunate to have an executive of Denise's caliber to assume this critical leadership role," said Jeff Brundage, American's Senior Vice President-Human Resources. "With her people skills and her breadth of HR experience, Denise is an outstanding choice to build on Debra's many accomplishments."
Since 2004, Lynn has served as American Eagle's Vice President-People, with responsibility for all personnel and labor matters for the airline. She joined American in 1989 as a financial analyst in Airline Planning and moved to Human Resources in 1992, where she became the manager of Benefits Strategy and HR Controller. She became managing director of Benefits Planning and Administration in 1996.
She was responsible for the transition of TWA employees when American acquired the airline in 2001. With the completion of the TWA integration in 2002, she became managing director of Productivity & Business Analysis in Human Resources.
Lynn graduated from Bath University in England with a bachelor of science degree in Economics, and arrived in the United States in 1987 on special assignment as a consultant to advise Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) on the redesign of its bus network. Lynn is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Airlines Federal Credit Union. She lives in Dallas with her husband, Danny, and two sons.
American's approach to diversity has been widely recognized. Among the recent accolades, Profiles in Diversity Journal magazine named American Airlines among the top 10 in diversity for its use of employee resource groups as participants in the business development process; Latina Style named the company among the top 50 companies for Latinas; and Black Enterprise magazine included American in its list of top 50 companies for diversity for its overall approach to diversity, including its use of minority and women suppliers, and its employee and community relations programs.
About American Airlines
American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve more than 600 destinations in over 135 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation . AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.
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