United appoints new senior leaders

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) has added two key members to the company´s executive leadership team with the appointment of Andrew Levy as executive vice president and chief financial officer and Julia Haywood as executive vice president and chief commercial officer, the company said.

Gerry Laderman, who has been serving as acting chief financial officer, will continue in his previous role as senior vice president, finance, procurement and treasurer. Jim Compton, who currently serves as chief revenue officer and vice chairman of United, will retire at the end of the year, after supporting the transition.

Levy comes to United following more than 13 years of leadership at Allegiant Travel Company, a low cost carrier.

Haywood joins United from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where she served as partner and managing director. Most recently, Haywood was a partner on BCG´s revenue and network transformation team at United.

United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated more than 1.5 million flights carrying more than 140 million customers.