United Airlines names new head of government affairs

United Airlines has announced Terri Fariello has been named Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, the company said.

Based in Washington, D.C., Fariello will lead the company´s federal, state and local government engagement. She joins United from ExxonMobil where she served as Vice President of the company´s Washington, D.C. office and led the company´s federal and state government affairs.

Prior to ExxonMobil, Fariello worked at the United States Department of Energy, Occidental Petroleum Corporation and held roles at various congressional offices. Her new role is effective August 14 and she will report to Brett Hart, United´s Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel.

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 338 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers.