American Airlines appoints SVP

American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) has named Danielle Kirgan senior vice president — people, the company said.

In this new role, Kirgan is assigned to lead all global human resource functions for the airline, including talent acquisition, training and talent development, compensation, benefits and diversity.

Kirgan joins American from Darden Restaurants where she most recently served as senior vice president, chief human resources officer, a position she held since January 2015.

American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries.