FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines today named a 12-year veteran of the company, Jeffrey C. Campbell, 41, as its new Senior Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Campbell replaces Thomas W. Horton, 41, who will leave the company to become Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AT&T.
“Jeff Campbell brings a keen intellect and sound judgment to this new assignment,” said Don Carty, Chairman and CEO. “In addition, he has a breadth of finance, planning and operational experience, all of which are critical as we go through an exhaustive review of every aspect of our business.”
Campbell joined the company in 1990. He has managed a wide range of functions at American, including corporate finance and banking, corporate development, international planning, airline management services, tax services, financial planning, aircraft fleet transactions, corporate insurance and risk management, and European operations. In addition, he supervised strategic transactions for AMR Corporation, the parent of American.
Campbell has served as American’s Vice President-Europe since January 2000. He previously served as the company’s Vice President-Corporate Development and Treasurer.
“During the past 30 months, Jeff has gained invaluable experience as head of our European division, overseeing all aspects of our European operations in eight countries, and building on many of the strategic alliances he initially helped negotiate, ” Carty added. “The Board of Directors and I have enormous confidence in his capabilities.”
Campbell received a B. A. Degree in Economics from Stanford University in 1985 and a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard University in 1990. He and his wife have a daughter and two sons.
Carty said American was sorry to see Horton leave the company, but wished him well on his departure.
“We thank Tom for 17 years of exceptional service to our company and we congratulate him on this next phase of his career,” Carty said.
Horton joined American in 1985 as a financial analyst and served in a number of senior positions in finance, treasury and accounting - as well as Vice President-Europe - before being named Senior Vice President-Finance and CFO in January 2000.