U.K. Native James Beer to Become American`s VP - Europe

Fort Worth, Texas - James A. Beer, 41, a U.K. native and 11-year veteran of American Airlines, today was named the company’s Vice President-Europe, based in London. Beer has served as Vice President-Corporate Development and Treasurer at American Airlines since January 2000.

Beverly Goulet, 47, was named Vice President-Corporate Development and Treasurer to replace Beer. She joined American in 1993.

“With his strong background in international planning, alliances and several aspects of corporate finance, we couldn’t be more pleased to see James return to his native soil to lead an exceptional American Airlines team in Europe,” said Dan Garton, American’s Executive Vice President - Customer Services. “James has a wealth of experience, as well as exceptional analytical and people skills, which is the perfect blend for this important assignment.”

Beer joined American in 1991 as a financial analyst and held a series of successively more responsible management positions in finance, airline development, international planning, financial analysis and fleet planning, and corporate development and treasury. He holds a B.S. Degree from Imperial College, London, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

“Beverly Goulet has been integral to the complex financing and corporate development transactions that the company has completed since she joined American in 1993,” said Jeff Campbell, Senior Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer. “She has a detailed command of complex subjects, exceptional communications skills and enjoys the respect of not only her colleagues, but also of those with whom she negotiates complicated transactions. Bev is the ideal choice to head our treasury and corporate development group.”


Goulet joined American as Associate General Counsel for Corporate Finance and has been Managing Director-Corporate Development since March 1999. She previously practiced corporate and securities law in Dallas. She received both her B.A. and J.D. Degrees from the University of Michigan.