Friday, 11 January 2019

Angie Owens Named American Airlines Controller

Today, American Airlines announced that Angie Owens will succeed Mike Carreon as Vice President and Corporate Controller, effective March 1, 2019. Mike is set to retire after 24 years with the company once the 2018 reporting season concludes.

At that point, Angie will begin overseeing all accounting operations, including external reporting, tax, financial systems and internal controls, as well as the company’s payment processing. She has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of American Airlines Federal Credit Union for the past 10 years. Angie is currently serving as Vice President of Finance at American during the transition.

“During her tenure at the Credit Union, Angie has taken the institution to another level,” Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Derek Kerr said. “She embodies the leadership values we strive for at American, and we are fortunate to have such a fantastic leader who knows our business so thoroughly.”

Angie joined American in 1992, and has since held a number of roles in Corporate Accounting, Investor Relations and Internal Audit prior to running the Credit Union. She also serves on the board of directors for CUNA Mutual Group. Angie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Mike announced last year that he would retire from American this spring. He joined America West in 1994 and has served as the airline’s Vice President and Controller since 1996.

“We are fortunate to have had Mike’s expertise and commitment to his colleagues leading us through some of our most transformative and challenging years,” said Derek. “Under Mike’s leadership, his incredible team has put in place the business processes and controls that guide our Accounting department, negotiated innovative credit card processing agreements, established best practices across the organization and laid the blueprint for much of our infrastructure over the last 20 years. We appreciate him staying with us to carry out his responsibilities as they relate to the 2018 10K reporting season and to ensure a smooth transition.”