A4A appoints SVP/General Counsel/Secretary

Airlines for America (A4A) has announced that it has named Patricia Vercelli as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, the company said.

Vercelli brings to the association more than 20 years of experience in the airline financial services industry, most recently with the Universal Air Travel Plan (UATP).

At A4A, Vercelli will be responsible for the association´s legal and corporate governance, overseeing the General Counsel´s office and providing corporate secretary functions. She will help facilitate a strategic direction working closely with member airline General Counsels, their staffs and other A4A divisions. She will be responsible for ensuring that A4A operates in compliance with applicable federal, local and international laws; providing high-quality analysis of legal, regulatory and policy initiatives affecting member airlines and developing recommendations for industry response or positions; establishing positive relationships with counterparts at key federal agencies in support of advocacy priorities; proactively advocating industry positions before federal, state and local bodies; and litigating to uphold member rights under federal, international and state law.

Vercelli joins A4A from UATP, the airline-owned travel payment system.

Airlines for America (A4A) advocates on behalf of the American airline industry as a model of safety, customer service and environmental responsibility and as the indispensable network that drives our nation´s economy and global competitiveness.