TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--US Airways (NYSE: LCC) today announced the appointment of Paul Galleberg to the position of vice president, legal affairs, and John McDonald to the position of vice president, corporate communications. Both officer appointments replace open positions and have been approved by the airline’s Board of Directors.
Paul Galleberg – Vice President, Legal Affairs
Galleberg oversees US Airways’ corporate and business legal work, including securities transactions and filings, financing and business and commercial transactions, and support of the Board of Directors’ Audit and Finance Committees.
After earning his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, Galleberg spent 14 years at Latham & Watkins, followed by six years at Infonet Services Corporation, where he held the position of senior vice president, chief legal officer and secretary. Galleberg later served as general counsel and chief operating officer at iCrete, and most recently was general counsel and chief operating officer and principal at Berylian Capital.
Galleberg reports to Executive Vice President, Corporate and Government Affairs, Steve Johnson and is based at the airline’s corporate headquarters in Tempe, Ariz.
“Paul is an outstanding, experienced leader who provides a tremendous amount of knowledge in securities and financing and business transactions,” said Johnson. “We look forward to the important contributions he will make at US Airways.”
John McDonald – Vice President, Corporate Communications
McDonald will lead the airline’s internal and external communications as well as its social media initiatives. He joins US Airways from United, where he served as director, operations and hub communications. McDonald’s vast experience in communications spans 30 years, and includes 11 years with Trans World Airlines as director, media relations, and nine years with General Motors in a variety of corporate communications roles.
McDonald earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism, with a minor in advertising, from Central Michigan University. He will report to Executive Vice President, People, Communications and Public Affairs, Elise Eberwein and will be based at US Airways’ corporate headquarters.
“John’s extensive communications background and airline experience provide a terrific complement to our communications team. We look forward to his leadership in our ongoing quest to continuously improve our communication with our internal and external audiences,” said Eberwein.
About US Airways
US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,300 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The airline employs 32,000 aviation professionals worldwide and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers 21,000 daily flights to 1,160 airports in 181 countries. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix, and a focus city in Washington, D.C. at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. US Airways was the only airline included as one of the 50 best companies to work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine’s 50 Report for 2010. For the sixth year in a row, the airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index, a leading indicator of companies’ attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and customers. US Airways also ranked #1 among its competing hub-and-spoke network carriers for 2010 performance as rated by the Wichita State University/Purdue University Airline Quality Rating (AQR). For more company information visit usairways.com, follow on Twitter @USAirways or at Facebook.com/USAirways (LCCG).
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