While many can think fast on their feet, David Vance could think big
a horizontal position as well.
the picture David tells it like it is a few years ago, while Rick
Elieson AA Cargo President listens up!
Vance is such a strong operator on whom I, and the entire American
team, relied on for so much. I’m sure his talent is readily
apparent to everyone who knows and has worked with him. But what has
always impressed me most about David is that he is also very gifted
at financial and data analysis, he has an incredible business acumen
and he is an incredibly sincere and caring leader who knows how to
connect with, and intrinsically motivate a team to perform at their
best. He’s a wonderful leader and I am better for the friendship,
said Rick, now President AAdvantage Loyalty Program.
the ultimate Cargo Operations Manager packs it in after 34 years all
David is succeeded by Sam Mendenhall, (left)
who becomes Vice President, Operations for American Cargo. Mendenhall
joins the cargo team with 22 years of experience at American, most
recently in charge of all Crew Scheduling at the American Integrated
Jessica Tyler, current American
Airlines President Cargo and Vice President Operations Innovation
& Delivery said, “David is leaving an incredible legacy
for the Cargo team, as well as American as a whole. He will be missed,
but we are excited to welcome Sam to the team to lead the operation
Good luck to all and
happy landings always, David.