(26 May 2021)
American Airlines has appointed Mecole “Cole” Brown as
Chief People Officer.
In this role, Cole
will lead all aspects of the airline’s People organization,
including the teams supporting Global Talent and Recruitment,
Benefits and Compensation, People Operations and Diversity, Equity
Cole will report to Elise Eberwein, Executive Vice
President of People and Global Engagement.
“Cole is an extraordinary leader and the right
person to lead American’s People function as we recover from a
global pandemic and welcome our customers back to American
Airlines,” Elise said. “Her experience with large,
multi-national service businesses will translate well into the
airline industry, and the breadth and depth of her human resources
experience will support our coworkers in the best way possible.
Above all, Cole has a servant leader’s mindset that complements
American’s mission to care for people on life’s journey.”
Cole worked most recently with Amazon where she
was Amazon’s Vice President of Human Resources for North America
Customer Fulfillment before being appointed as Vice President of
Human Resources for Amazon’s Devices & Services, Corporate &
Business Development, and Advertising & Entertainment business
Prior to Amazon, Cole served as Senior Vice
President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Conifer Health
Cole’s experience also includes time as Senior Vice
President of Human Resources for Walmart U.S. Stores Operations
and Chief Diversity Officer for Walmart, Inc.
to joining Walmart in its Legal Department, Cole practiced as an
attorney specializing in the area of employment law and
administrative regulations with Bashen Consulting, Wickliff &
Hall, P.C. and Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, L.L.P.
Cole holds both a bachelor’s degree and a Juris
Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
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