Chairman, President and CEO, US Airways
Doug Parker became chairman, president and chief executive officer of US Airways Group upon the merger of US Airways and America West Airlines in September 2005. Prior to the merger, Parker was chairman, president and chief executive officer of America West Holdings Corporation.
Parker joined America West in June 1995 as senior vice president and chief financial officer. His responsibilities were expanded in 1997 to include schedule planning and revenue management. In May 2000, Parker was named president of America West Airlines, and in December of that year he assumed the additional title of chief operating officer. He was elected chairman, president and chief executive officer of America West in September 2001.
Prior to joining America West, Parker spent four years with Northwest Airlines as vice president and assistant treasurer, and vice president of financial planning and analysis. From 1986 to 1991, he held a number of financial management positions with American Airlines.
Parker, 44, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Albion College in 1984 and an MBA from Vanderbilt University in 1986. He and his wife, Gwen, have three children and reside in Paradise Valley, Ariz.