American Airlines' Thomas Horton Headlines Sunday Night Live Session At 2012 GBTA Convention
Head of Iconic Legacy Airline and GBTA's Michael W. McCormick Sit for One-on-One Discussion
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, today announced Thomas Horton, Chairman, President, and CEO of AMR Corporation and American Airlines, Inc. will join GBTA Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer Michael W. McCormick for the opening session at the annual 2012 GBTA Convention in Boston, Massachusetts. The Welcome Session: GBTA's Sunday Night Live, sponsored by J.P. Morgan | AirPlus, will be held Sunday night from 5:00 - 6:00 pm ET on July 22, 2012. Horton will provide a distinct perspective on the drivers changing the airline industry and will discuss what is in store for AMR through the restructuring and how those changes will impact business travel.
"GBTA's Convention is the premier business travel event featuring the industry heavy-weights behind the decisions that affect how the world does business," said GBTA's Michael W. McCormick. "And this year's opening session is no exception -- attendees will have a front row seat to hear how Mr. Horton plans to have American Airlines emerge from its restructuring, and what is next for the airline."
Horton was promoted to President, AMR Corporation and American Airlines in July 2010, and was named Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of AMR Corporation and American Airlines, Inc. in November 2011 succeeding Gerard Arpey.
Previously, Horton served as Executive Vice President — Finance and Planning and Chief Financial Officer of AMR and American. He was named to that position in March 2006 upon returning to American from AT&T Corp., where he had been Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer.
Horton initially joined AMR in 1985 and held a range of senior financial positions with AMR, including Vice President and Controller. From 1998 to 2000, he was Vice President responsible for the airline's Europe business, based in London. He holds an MBA degree from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and graduated with a BBA degree, magna cum laude from Baylor University.
About the Global Business Travel Association Convention
The GBTA Convention, with more than 6,000 attendees, is the largest, most comprehensive annual gathering of business travel and meetings managers, meeting planners, procurement professionals and suppliers anywhere in the world. The Business Travel Event of the Year® features: more than 65 industry-leading education sessions organized into 15+ specialized tracks geared to specific levels of experience and a variety of disciplines; a 400+ company Exposition showcasing market choices not available at other industry gatherings; sessions featuring world-renowned speakers and industry leaders; a wide selection of professional development opportunities; and, much more. For more information on the GBTA Convention, visit gbta.org/convention.
About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world's premier business travel and meetings organization. Collectively, GBTA's 5,000-plus members manage over $340 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its network of 17,000 business and government travel and meetings managers, as well as travel service providers, with networking events, news, education & professional development, research, and advocacy. For more information, visit gbta.org
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