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United Airlines Welcomes Rosalind Brewer to Board of Directors

United Airlines' newest board member, Rosalind Brewer, brings extensive leadership experience to drive the airline's innovation and growth strategies forward.

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United Airlines Holdings, Inc. (UAL) announced today the appointment of Rosalind Brewer to its Board of Directors. Brewer, a distinguished leader with a wealth of CEO experience, has been consistently acknowledged by Fortune and Forbes as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Business.”

United CEO Scott Kirby said “Roz’s strategic acumen and visionary leadership make her the right addition to our already strong Board of Directors as we plan for the long-term success of United Airlines. Her vast leadership experience characterized by innovation and digital transformation have made a lasting impact on some of the world’s leading companies and will be an asset to United.

“Roz has led some of the most dynamic and well-regarded companies in the world, and I am eager for her to help United excel in our plan to grow United to become the best airline in aviation history,” Ted Philip, Chairman of the Board of Directors, added 

“I am honored to join the Board of Directors at United Airlines, an iconic company known for its commitment to excellence and innovation in the aviation industry,” said Brewer. “I look forward to collaborating with the board and leadership team as we continue to deliver unparalleled travel experiences for our customers and chart the course for our bright future.”

Brewer’s most recent role as President and CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., showcased her adept navigation of the healthcare landscape during the COVID-19 pandemic, where she drove strategic initiatives focused on innovation and enhanced customer engagement. Previously, as Chief Operating Officer of Starbucks Corporation, she was instrumental in elevating operational standards and customer satisfaction. Brewer also served as President and CEO of Sam’s Club, a division of Walmart Inc.

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Spelman College, Brewer’s commitment to education is evident through her ongoing support for her alma mater. She remains deeply engaged in philanthropic efforts, particularly those promoting education, healthcare, and economic empowerment, underscoring her dedication to nurturing future leaders.

In summary, Brewer’s appointment to United Airlines’ Board heralds a new chapter for the company, poised to leverage her vast experience and leadership to drive innovation, enhance customer experiences, and chart a course for sustained growth and success.

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