Doug Parker is chairman and chief executive officer of American Airlines Group. Parker became CEO of American Airlines following the merger of US Airways and American Airlines in 2013.
Previously, Parker was chairman and CEO of US Airways. Prior to the merger of US Airways and America West Airlines in 2005, he was chairman, president and chief executive officer of America West. Parker became the CEO at America West just 10 days before Sept. 11, 2001, and led the carrier through the crisis.
Under Parker's leadership, US Airways achieved record revenue growth and operational performance and profit margins that outpaced most industry peers. Parker has been one of the most vocal proponents of airline industry consolidation, which has provided a more stable and competitive industry for employees, customers, communities and stockholders.
Parker's experience prior to joining America West in 1995 includes four years with Northwest Airlines as vice president and assistant treasurer, and vice president of financial planning and analysis. From 1986 to 1991, he held a number of financial management positions with American Airlines.
Parker received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Albion College in 1984 and a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University in 1986.