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United appoints new senior leaders

Julia HaywoodUnited Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) announced the addition of Andrew Levy as EVP and chief financial officer and Julia Haywood as EVP and chief commercial officer.
Mr. Levy comes to United following more than thirteen years of leadership at Allegiant Travel Company, a ultra-low cost carrier.

Mr. Levy brings a comprehensive airline background to United, having held the roles of president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer.

During his time at Allegiant, Mr. Levy initially led the efforts to successfully restructure and assume ownership control of the company.

Prior to Allegiant, he held several leadership positions at MPower Communications, serving as vice president of network development and network planning. Mr. Levy is currently on the board of Copa Airlines.

He has a bachelor's degree from Washington University and a juris doctor from Emory University.

Ms. Haywood joins United from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where she served as partner and managing director.

Most recently, Ms. Haywood was a partner on BCG's revenue and network transformation team at United. She has been at BCG for twelve years.

Throughout her career she has worked with more than a dozen airlines ranging from ultra-low cost carriers to large global network carriers, including a series of complex multi-year transformations for airlines on three continents.

Prior to BCG, Ms. Haywood served in various roles for the International Olympic Committee, focusing on strategy and operations.

She has a bachelor's degree from Laurentian University and an MBA from Melbourne Business School.

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.




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