American Airlines has promoted Greg Schwendinger
to the position of Vice President of Financial Planning and
Schwendinger replaces Heather Garboden, who will leave
the company in November. He will report to Kenji Hashimoto, Senior
Vice President of Finance and Corporate Development.
In this role, Schwendinger will be responsible
for the airline’s capital and operating budget, long-range
financial planning and forecasting systems. He will also have
oversight of the airline’s Labor Analysis, Financial Analysis and
Fleet Planning teams.
“Greg’s experience across American
prepares him well to lead our dynamic Financial Planning and
Analysis team,” said Hashimoto. “Our group’s key function is to
support our colleagues so they achieve their business goals while
ensuring we have a financially healthy organization. Greg’s strong
relationships throughout the airline, combined with his unique
ability to see both the big picture and pay strong attention to
detail, are tremendous assets to our team.”
his career with American in 2005 in airline profitability
analysis. Since then, he has held leadership roles in Financial
Analysis, Customer Loyalty, Corporate Development and Investor
Relations. He has also led the Controller organizations for
American’s commercial and corporate groups. Most recently, he has
served as the airline’s Managing Director of Financial Planning.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Emory University
and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University.