American Airlines announced today Mecole “Cole” Brown will join the airline as Chief People Officer.
In this role, Brown will lead all aspects of the airline’s People organization, including the teams supporting Global Talent and Recruitment, Benefits and Compensation, People Operations and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
She will report to Elise Eberwein, Executive Vice President of People and Global Engagement.
“Cole is an extraordinary leader and the right person to lead American’s People function as we recover from a global pandemic and welcome our customers back to American Airlines,” Eberwein said.
“Her experience with large, multi-national service businesses will translate well into the airline industry, and the breadth and depth of her human resources experience will support our coworkers in the best way possible.
“Above all, Cole has a servant leader’s mindset that complements American’s mission to care for people on life’s journey.”
Brown most recently served as Vice President, Human Resources for Amazon’s Devices & Services, Corporate & Business Development, and Advertising & Entertainment business segments.