Continental Airlines elects new board member

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Continental Airlines has elected Carolyn Corvi to the its board of directors.

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Continental Airlines has elected Carolyn Corvi to the its board of directors. An experienced aviation executive, Corvi joins Continental’s board following more than 30 years at The Boeing Company, most recently serving as vice president and general manager of airplane programs in the commercial airplanes division. During her career at Boeing, Corvi served in a variety of positions, including vice president and general manager of the 737/757 programs, vice president of aircraft systems and interiors, and vice president of the propulsion systems division.

“We are pleased to welcome Carolyn to the Continental board of directors,” said Jeff Smisek, president and chief operating officer and chairman and chief executive officer elect. “Her insight and industry experience will make her a tremendous asset.”

Corvi holds a Master of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington. She currently serves on the board of Goodrich Corporation, a global supplier to aerospace and defense industries. In addition, Corvi serves as board chair of Virginia Mason Medical Center and Health System and on the advisory cabinet of Highline Public Schools Aviation High School. She is also the co-founder of the Northwest Children’s Fund.

Corvi has won numerous awards and accolades throughout her distinguished career. The Wall Street Journal cited Corvi as one of “The 50 Women to Watch in 2008.” In 2006, she was the recipient of the Eli Whitney Productivity Award and honored as one of the Women of Influence by the Puget Sound Business Journal.

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