Brett J. Hart Named as United Airlines President
United Airlines has appointed Brett J. Hart as President, effective 20 May 2020. Brett is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.
Oscar Munoz, United's CEO, will transition to Executive Chair, while Scott Kirby, the current President, will become CEO following the Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
Since joining United in 2010, Brett has taken on a variety of significant strategic responsibilities for the company at critical moments – most notably in October 2015 when he served as Interim CEO for six months while Oscar recovered from a heart transplant.
As President of United, Brett will continue to lead the company's public advocacy strategy including the Government Affairs, Corporate Communications, Legal and Community Engagement teams.
He will also continue to oversee business-critical functions like the Corporate Real Estate team and manage United's industry leading environmental sustainability efforts.
His responsibilities will expand to include managing the Human Resources and Labor Relations teams. The company will not replace the role of Chief Administrative Officer.
Before joining United, Brett was executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Sara Lee Corporation, where he directed global legal operations for the corporation.