US Airways` Board of Directors, during its organization meeting in New York on Monday, April 1, 2003, elected Dr. David G. Bronner chairman of US Airways Group, Inc.‘s 15-member board, effective April 1, 2003. Dr. Bronner is the chief executive officer of the Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA).
“Dr. Bronner and RSA have been extremely supportive throughout our restructuring and share this management’s full enthusiasm for the direction the company has charted to prosper. I look forward to working closely with him and the new board to strengthen the US Airways franchise,” said US Airways President and Chief Executive Officer David N. Siegel.
For the past 30 years, Dr. Bronner has served as the senior executive of Alabama’s state pension fund. Under his leadership, RSA’s total assets have grown from $500 million to over $24 billion. In addition to the US Airways investment, RSA’s other notable investments include development of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail; the acquisition of Community Newspapers Holdings, Inc., Raycom Media; and 55 Water Street, the largest office building in New York.
Dr. Bronner will chair the board in a non-executive capacity. Siegel will continue to manage day-to-day airline operations.
Over his career, Dr. Bronner has held a number of senior-level management positions for the State ofAlabama, including executive director, Public Education Employees’ Health Insurance, and finance director for the State of Alabama. He also was assistant dean of the School of Law at the University of Alabama.
Dr. Bronner holds a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama; a J.D. degree from the University of Alabama School of Law; and M.A. and B.A. degrees from Minnesota State University.
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