UAL Corporation Appoints Margaret Houlihan

8th Jun 2004

UAL Corporation, parent of United Airlines, today named Margaret Houlihan
its director of State and Local Governmental Affairs. In this role, she is
responsible for advancing and protecting United’s commercial interests, as
well as educating elected officials about the company’s efforts in Chicago
and in Illinois. Houlihan also is responsible for leading a team of
governmental affairs professionals located in United’s other hub cities—
Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Houlihan is based in Chicago and reports to Mark R. Anderson, vice
president-Governmental Affairs, who is based in Washington, D.C.

“Margaret brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in governmental
affairs to our United team,” said Anderson. “Over the years she has
developed strong relationships throughout Illinois and built a solid
reputation as a savvy political strategist, both of which will serve
United well. We are delighted to welcome her on board.”

Since 1988, Houlihan has held various roles within Illinois and Chicago
governments. Most recently, she was the deputy chief of staff-
Intergovernmental Affairs for Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, where she
worked closely with other officials to develop the governor’s agenda on
all key legislative initiatives before the General Assembly. Prior to that
position, Houlihan was director-Chicago for U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin
from 1997 until 2002. In that role, she managed the senator’s Chicago
operations and served as liaison to federal regional administrators,
district directors, labor unions and corporate entities, among other
responsibilities. In 1995 and 1996, Houlihan served as political director
and deputy campaign manager for Senator Durbin. Prior to that campaign,
she served as the Cook County chief deputy recorder of deeds and as an
aide to Illinois House of Representatives Speaker Michael Madigan.


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