PRNewswire FORT WORTH, Texas Nov. 19 :
AMR Corporation , the parent company of American Airlines, announced today
that Jeffrey C. Campbell, its senior vice president-Finance and chief
financial officer, will be leaving the company to assume a similar
position with McKesson Corporation, a San Francisco-based healthcare
services and information technology company. Campbell has agreed to work
with American during a transition period.
Gerard Arpey, AMR`s president and CEO, said the company will name a
successor to Campbell as quickly as possible.
“Jeff Campbell is an executive of extraordinary talent and ability,” Arpey
said. “He played a vital role in guiding us through our recent financial
challenges and was deeply engaged with the rest of our leadership team in
the process of building a solid financial foundation for AMR—the fourth
tenet of our Turnaround Plan. It is always disappointing to lose an
executive of Jeff`s exceptional qualities, but we draw encouragement from
the fact that AMR continues to have one of the most capable management
teams in the industry.
“We wish Jeff every success in his new position,” Arpey said. “Our
priority now is to select a new leader for the finance organization who
can build on the momentum Jeff helped us create.”
Campbell became AMR`s chief financial officer in June 2002 after serving
for nearly three years as American`s vice president-Europe, based in
London. Before that he was vice president-Corporate Development and
Treasurer. He joined American in 1990.
American Airlines is the world`s largest carrier. American, American Eagle
and the AmericanConnection regional carriers serve more than 250 cities in
over 40 countries with more than 3,900 daily flights. The combined network
fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American`s award-winning Web site,
AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus
personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a
founding member of the oneworld Alliance.
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