Leadership Appointments at American Airlines
announced today two changes in its Eastern Division Sales organization.
Chuck Imhof, an 18-year veteran with American, is taking on added
responsibilities as Managing Director-Greater New York Division, and Jim
Carter, a 20-year employee of the airline, has been appointed Managing
Director-Eastern Division, based in Boston. In these new positions, Imhof and Carter are assuming management
responsibilities previously held by Tom Gleason, who is leaving the
company. Imhof and Carter will report to David Cush, American’s Vice
President and General Sales Manager.
“I am pleased to announce the appointment of two first-rate sales
executives to head up our Eastern Region,” Cush said. “Chuck Imhof and Jim
Carter bring to their new duties extensive expertise and a deep
understanding of our customers’ needs that will be invaluable as American
continues to expand its leadership throughout the Northeast. The fact that
we have such highly qualified people to step into these important roles is
a further testament to the bench strength of American’s management team.”
Imhof, who oversees New York sales activities as Managing Director, will
also assume additional responsibilities for Caribbean Sales, Eastern
Division Sales Promotion, and Marketing Performance.
Imhof began his career at American as an account manager based in northern
New Jersey. He subsequently served as the airline’s city manager in
Richmond, Va., and later moved to New York to become District Sales
Manager for Long Island Sales. He later became the Regional Manager for
the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Carter, who has been Regional Sales Director for New England, will be
responsible for American’s Mid-Atlantic and Florida/Puerto Rico regions,
in addition to his current responsibilities for New England and eastern
Carter first worked for American in the Yield Management Department in
corporate headquarters in Fort Worth, Tex. He subsequently held positions
with AAdvantage, the industry’s first and largest travel awards program,
and with AAirpass, the first corporate pre-pay mileage program. Carter
also worked on a development team that engineered the company’s corporate
travel and agency incentive programs, before becoming Regional Sales
Director for New England.