American Airlines on Friday announced
Derek DeCross, a 14-year American Airlines veteran, is assuming leadership of
the carrier's corporate sales force as vice president and general sales
manager, replacing Kurt Stache, who will move to London as vice president of
DeCross will be responsible "for
developing all sales policies worldwide" and lead the carrier's efforts in
managing relationships with corporate clients and travel management companies.
Stache, meanwhile, will be responsible for the carrier's business in the
Atlantic and Pacific regions, reporting directly to American president Tom
carrier said both would play a key role in developing American's joint venture
with British Airways and Iberia, as will Maya Leibman, who was appointed
president of the AAdvantage program.