Derek Kerr

Board Secretary

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
American Airlines

Derek Kerr is executive vice president and chief financial officer. He oversees financial planning and analysis, corporate planning, treasury, purchasing, controller and audit functions as well as investor relations.

Previously, Kerr served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for US Airways. He joined America West in 1996 and served in a variety of finance and planning roles. He was named chief financial officer in 2002 and was promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer in 2009, adding responsibility for information technology.

Kerr also worked in financial planning and analysis at Northwest Airlines. Before that, he was a flight test coordinator/control engineer with Northrop Corporation’s B-2 Division.

He serves on the board of directors for the University of Michigan Alumni Association, the Ross School of Business Advisory Board, and the Dallas Regional Chamber, and is a member of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. He is also a national trustee for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Kerr has a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.