Airlines Aviation Breaking Travel News Business Travel News People Tourism Transportation Travel Secrets Travel Wire News USA Various News

United Airlines names new member to its Board of Directors

United Airlines names new member to its Board of Directors
United Airlines names new member to its Board of Directors
Written by Harry Johnson

When we began the search for a new board member, we were focused on finding a leader with both strong business acumen and a unique perspective that will help United capitalize on our strengths as we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis

  • United Airlines names Laysha Ward to its Board of Directors
  • Ward brings an impressive resume with more than three decades of corporate leadership experience to the UAL Board
  • United Airlines will benefit from Laysha’s insight on a wide range of topics that will be essential to our success as we recover from the impact of COVID-19

United Airlines Holdings, Inc. (UAL) announced today that Laysha Ward is joining its Board of Directors. Ward, currently Executive Vice President and Chief External Engagement Officer of Target Corporation, brings an impressive resume with more than three decades of corporate leadership experience to the UAL Board.   

“Laysha and her credentials are the right addition to our already strong board of directors at a pivotal moment for our company,” said United CEO Scott Kirby. “United will benefit from Laysha’s insight on a wide range of topics that will be essential to our success as we recover from the impact of COVID-19, including her expertise in the areas of community and stakeholder engagement, corporate responsibility and diversity, equity and inclusion.”  

“When we began the search for a new board member, we were focused on finding a leader with both strong business acumen and a unique perspective that will help United capitalize on our strengths as we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis,” said Oscar Munoz, Executive Chairman of United Airlines. “I’m eager for Laysha to get started because I know she will add value right away as we evaluate the strategic opportunities for United Airlines and its incredibly bright future.”

“At a pivotal time for the airline industry, I look forward to joining the UAL board and helping the company fulfill its purpose of connecting people and uniting the world,” said Ward.

In addition to her executive role at Target Corporation, Ward serves on the Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Advisory Board, the Stanford Center for Longevity Advisory Council, and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, the Economic Clubs of New York and Chicago, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and The Links. Ward also serves on the board of directors of Denny’s Corporation, as well as the boards of Greater MSP, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Northside Achievement Zone. 

WTM London 2022 will be taking place from 7-9 November 2022. Register now!

Related News

About the author

Harry Johnson

Harry Johnson has been the assignment editor for eTurboNews for mroe than 20 years. He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is originally from Europe. He enjoys writing and covering the news.

Share to...