United has announced the addition of two key members to the company’s executive leadership team with the appointment of Andrew Levy as executive vice president and chief financial officer and Julia Haywood as executive vice president and chief commercial officer.
Gerry Laderman, who has been serving as acting chief financial officer, will continue in his previous role as senior vice president, finance, procurement and treasurer.
Jim Compton, who currently serves as chief revenue officer and vice chairman of United, will retire at the end of the year, after supporting the transition.
Levy comes to United following more than thirteen years of leadership at Allegiant Travel Company, a highly successful ultra-low cost carrier.
He brings a comprehensive airline background to United, having held the roles of president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer.
“Andrew is the ideal candidate to join United. His deep experience in not only finance, but airline operations is critical as we are redefining all aspects of our business to build a truly great airline,” said Oscar Munoz, president, United.
“Gerry’s leadership over the last year has been invaluable.
“He is a trusted advisor and I look forward to continuing to work with him as a member of the executive leadership team.”
Haywood joins United from The Boston Consulting Group, where she served as partner and managing director.
Most recently, Haywood was a partner on BCG’s revenue and network transformation team at United.
“I have spent the last few months working with Julia as she has been partnering with our revenue and network teams, and her expertise in global consumer travel will be a tremendous addition to drive United’s strategic direction,” said Munoz.
“I can’t thank Jim enough for his leadership during his years at United.
“The entire United team wishes him well on his upcoming retirement and recognizes the significant contributions he has made to our business in his years at the company.”