US Airways President & CEO David N. Siegel will share his views on
leadership and the airline industry before the Potomac Officers Club on
February 25 at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner. The program kicks off
the third year for the Potomac Officers Club as the region’s leading
business organization for senior executives.
“The extraordinary challenges faced by the airline industry over the last
few years have many parallels with what the Greater Washington technology
community has confronted,” said Jim Garrettson, founder and president of
the Potomac Officers Club. “Mr. Siegel’s insights will be of tremendous
value to our members.”
WHAT: (Member-only Event) US Airways President & CEO David N. Siegel To
Share Leadership Lessons with the Most Frequent High Flying
Executives at Potomac Officers Club Luncheon
WHEN: Wednesday, February 25, 2004, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner (1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, VA)
David N. Siegel was named president and chief executive officer and board
member of US Airways Group, Inc., and US Airways, Inc., the
airline-operating unit, in March 2002. Prior to joining US Airways, Siegel
was chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Avis Rent A Car System, Inc.,
a subsidiary of Cendant Corp. He has extensive experience in the airline
industry, having spent seven years at Continental Airlines in various
senior management roles, including president of its Continental Express
As president of Continental Express from 1995-1999, Siegel significantly
improved the unit’s profit contribution by $250 million during the
four-year period, and led its substantial improvements in operational
performance. He also negotiated the largest aircraft order at the time in
the regional airline industry as the launch customer for Embraer 145/135
regional jets. At Continental Airlines, he also served as senior vice
president of planning and scheduling, where he played an instrumental role
in Continental’s financial and operational turnaround, and as vice
president of corporate development.
Prior to joining Continental, Siegel served as director of corporate
planning at Northwest Airlines. Before joining Avis, he held executive
positions at Budget Group and eVolution Global Partners, a corporate
venture capital firm. He began his career as a consultant at Bain & Co.
Siegel earned a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard
Business School and a bachelor of science degree, magna*censored*laude, in
applied mathematics-economics from Brown University.