American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) today announced the appointment of Alison Taylor to Senior Vice President – Global Sales. Taylor will be joining American later this month from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide where she most recently served in a similar role.
“Alison has built and led world-class sales teams throughout her career,” said Andrew Nocella, American’s Senior Vice President – Network Planning, Alliances & Sales. “Her approach to leadership and evolving sales organizations is exactly the kind of fresh thinking we were looking for and fits well with where American is heading. We are thrilled to have Alison step into this critical leadership role.”
Taylor will lead American’s sales team and be responsible for developing all sales and distribution policies worldwide. Additionally, Taylor will manage the airline’s relationships with corporate customers and travel agencies. She will report to Nocella.
Taylor has nearly 30 years of sales experience and has held various leadership roles over the course of her career that saw her work in six countries across Asia-Pacific. In her most recent post as Senior Vice President – Global Sales Organization at Starwood, Taylor led the company’s business-to-business sales strategy and directed the company’s sales team of more than 5,000 associates around the world. Prior to that role, she held two leadership roles in the Asia-Pacific region: Senior Vice President – Sales and Revenue Management, and Vice President – Sales, Revenue Management and Digital Marketing.
American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, whose members serve more than 1,000 destinations with about 14,250 daily flights to over 150 countries. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL. In 2015, its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.