James B. Ream

James B. Ream, Independent Board Chair

Mr. Ream served as Senior Vice President – Operations of American Airlines from January 2012 to January 2014 and as American’s Senior Vice President, Maintenance and Engineering from January 2010 to January 2012. Previously, Mr. Ream served as Chief Executive Officer of ExpressJet Holdings, Inc., an operator of regional jets in North America, from July 2001 to January 2010, and President of ExpressJet from October 1999 to January 2010. Prior to joining ExpressJet, Mr. Ream held various positions of increasing responsibility with Continental Airlines and American Airlines. Mr. Ream was a director of Express Jet Holdings, Inc. from April 2002 to January 2010.