American Airlines appoints new chief of inclusion and diversity

American Airlines has announced that Kenneth Charles has been named the airline´s Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, leading American´s global inclusion and diversity strategies, the company said.

Charles will establish the company´s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to ensure best practices are implemented across all aspects of American´s people and business processes.

Charles joins American from US Bank, where he was senior vice president of enterprise talent, and brings more than 30 years of private sector experience, including a decade of inclusion and diversity leadership.

American Airlines offers customers 6,800 daily flights to more than 365 destinations in 61 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, DC. Since 2013, American has invested more than USD 28 billion in its product and people and now flies the youngest fleet among US network carriers, equipped with industry-leading high-speed Wi-Fi, lie-flat seats, and more inflight entertainment and access to power.