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Robert Isom


American Airlines

Robert Isom is Chief Executive Officer of American Airlines Group and American Airlines, its principal subsidiary company. He also serves on the airline’s board of directors. Robert assumed the role of CEO in March 2022.

Robert served as President of American from 2016 to 2022. In that role he oversaw the airline’s commercial and operations activities. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of American after holding those same positions at US Airways.

Prior to joining US Airways, Robert held senior executive finance, commercial, operations, strategy and international roles at GMAC, LLC, Northwest Airlines and America West Airlines. He started his career at The Procter & Gamble Company.

Robert is chairman of the oneworld®, vice chair of the Airlines for America Board of Directors, and a member of the International Air Transport Association Board of Governors. He is also a member of the Airlink Governor’s Council.

Robert earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Notre Dame, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

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