America West Holdings Corporation (NYSE: AWA), parent company of low-fare carrier America West Airlines, Inc., today announced that Matthew J. Hart, president and chief operating officer of Hilton Hotels Corporation, has been elected to its board of directors. Hart also joins the America West Airlines board of directors.
“We are extremely pleased that Matt has agreed to join our board. He brings 25 years of experience at world-class customer service organizations and exceptional expertise in corporate finance, and we welcome his contributions,” said Chairman and CEO Doug Parker.
Prior to joining Hilton Hotels Corporation in 1996, Hart served as senior vice president and treasurer of Walt Disney Company. He was an executive vice president and chief financial officer at Host Marriott Corporation between 1993 and 1995, and prior to that time, served in a variety of capacities with Marriott Corporation. Hart also serves on the board of Kilroy Realty Corporation. Hart holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from Columbia University.