“Steve’s extraordinary combination of experience, intellect and talent will make him an invaluable member of the Board of Directors of AMR and American Airlines,” said Gerard Arpey, Chairman and CEO of AMR and American Airlines. “We are very pleased to have someone of his caliber join our company.”
Bennett served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Intuit, Inc., a leader in e-finance, including financial software and Web-based services, from 2000 until his retirement in 2007. As CEO of Intuit, Bennett grew the company’s business from $900 million to $2.6 billion in revenue, and the company’s earnings more than quadrupled.
Previous to Intuit, he held several significant leadership positions at General Electric Company for more than 23 years, including Executive Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors for GE Capital, the financial services subsidiary of General Electric Corp. GE Capital is the world leader in numerous financial industries, including private label credit cards, commercial equipment leasing and vendor finance.
Bennett is currently a non-executive director of Qualcomm Inc. and Symantec Corporation.
“It is a privilege to serve on the boards of AMR and American Airlines, which have a long and proud history,” Bennett said. “I look forward to contributing to their long-term success.”
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