jfrworld
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New President At USAirways - Parker Out?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:12 am

I just saw this article that stated that Doug Parker would be stepping down as President at US as the airline is seeking a "new direction". It sounds like he will retain the CEO title, but will be giving up the day to day responsibilities of the airline. Very interesting...

http://www.azcentral.com/business/ar.../0928usairways-president28-ON.html
 
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RE: New President At USAirways - Parker Out?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:33 pm

I read is nothing in the article to suggest "Parker Out". Note that Mr. Kirby will be "second in command" to Mr. Parker.

"The new job makes him second in command to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Parker"

It is a veyr smart move by Mr. Parker, and given that he is to look after "the big picture"

"Doug is extremely good at looking at the whole picture and remaining calm."

To me, it suggests that Mr. Parker may be looking to "make the picture bigger" letting Mr. Kirby handle the nuts and bolts.

I wish a few more executives would delegate.

???

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RE: New President At USAirways - Parker Out?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:36 pm

SCOTT KIRBY NAMED PRESIDENT OF US AIRWAYS
September 28, 2006
Today, US Airways announced major changes within the leadership organization, including – most notably – Scott Kirby’s appointment as the company’s president. Scott, who will continue to report to CEO Doug Parker, was formerly US Airways’ executive vice president of sales and marketing. Others who report directly to Doug include Chief Operating Officer Al Crellin, Senior Vice President and General Counsel Janet Dhillon, Senior Vice President, People, Communications and Culture Elise Eberwein (an expanded role that is outlined below) and Senior Vice President, Public Affairs C.A. Howlett.

The Board of Directors also announced new responsibilities for several other officers with no increase in the total number of executives; rather responsibilities formerly held by Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Jeff McClelland, who passed away this month, have been re-assigned to current leaders.
Read more in the September 28 US News Now
 
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RE: New President At USAirways - Parker Out?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:19 pm

What happened to Lakefield? I thought he was second-in-command.
 
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RE: New President At USAirways - Parker Out?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:34 pm

Quoting Jfrworld (Thread starter):
I just saw this article that stated that Doug Parker would be stepping down as President at US as the airline is seeking a "new direction". It sounds like he will retain the CEO title, but will be giving up the day to day responsibilities of the airline. Very interesting...

Did you read the same article that you posted? I certainly don't see anything in the article that would indicate that Doug Parker is stepping down. On the contrary, it appears to me that he is in fact continuing to build a team to run the airline. No one person can do everything and Parker seems to adhere to that precept.

I wish them much success!

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RE: New President At USAirways - Parker Out?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:57 pm

I believe Kirby is taking McClelland's spot, who just passed away.
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RE: New President At USAirways - Parker Out?

Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:24 pm

"Scott Kirby, a veteran America West executive and driving force in the airline's merger with US Airways last year, has been promoted to president of US Airways.

The new job makes him second in command to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Parker, who until now also had the president's title."

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Sometimes a company has its CEO be President for a while. I believe Southwest had this same situation. Then in time the CEO passes the President hat to someone else in an effort to spread out the work load.

I believe the second sentence above clearly indicates that this is what happened. Doug isn't going anywhere.