United Announces Four Officer Appointments


United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) today announced four officer appointments, three of which will fill executive positions that are currently open.
*Jake Brace, currently senior vice president-Finance and chief financial officer, will become executive vice president and chief financial officer and will continue to report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jack Creighton.
*Bob Merz, currently managing director-Corporate Planning, will move to vice president-Financial Planning and Analysis.  He will report to Brace.
*Jeff Kawalsky, currently assistant treasurer, will become vice president and treasurer.  He will report to Brace as well.
*Mark Anderson, currently senior director-Governmental Affairs, will assume the duties of vice president-Governmental Affairs in Washington.  He will continue to report to Shelley Longmuir, senior vice president-International, Regulatory and Governmental Affairs, and oversee local, state and federal affairs nationwide.
“All of the people promoted today bring a wealth of experience and skill to their leadership positions that will help us successfully navigate the difficult territory we find ourselves in,” Creighton said.
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