United Airlines names new president after annual shareholders meeting

United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAL) has announced that it has appointed Brett J. Hart, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, as president of United Airlines Holdings, Inc., effective May 20, 2020, the company said.

Hart will succeed current CEO Oscar Munoz who will transition to Executive Chair. Current president Scott Kirby will become CEO, following the annual meeting of Shareholders on May 20, 2020.

As President of United, Hart will continue to lead the company´s public advocacy strategy including the Government Affairs, Corporate Communications, Legal and Community Engagement teams. He will also continue to oversee business-critical functions like the Corporate Real Estate team and manage United´s industry leading environmental sustainability efforts. His responsibilities will expand to include managing the Human Resources and Labor Relations teams.

Like Munoz and Kirby, Hart will forgo his salary as President. The company will not replace the role of Chief Administrative Officer.

Before joining United, Hart was executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Sara Lee Corporation, where he directed global legal operations for the corporation.