Jeffery Alan Smisek

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at United Airlines Holdings, Inc.

Jeffery Alan Smisek

Jeffery Alan Smisek

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at United Airlines Holdings, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

United Airlines, Inc.
United Airlines, Inc.
United Airlines Holdings, Inc.

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3072

Number of Boards

15

Birthday

08/1954

Age

65

Number of Awards

2

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Chief Executive Officer at United Airlines Holdings, Inc.

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Founder at SCF Partners LLC

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Former Vice Chairman & Chief Revenue Officer at United Airlines, Inc.

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Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at United Airlines, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President, Global Customer Operations at PayPal Holdings, Inc.

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Chief Operating Officer, Director & Executive Vice President at United Airlines, Inc.

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Former Chairman, Midwest Business at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Former Head-Corporate & Institutional Bank at Bank One Corp.

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President at Rice University

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Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at KeyCorp

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Jeffery Alan Smisek
Former President & Chief Executive Officer at United Airlines Holdings, Inc.
Education
JD, magna cum laude
Class of 1982

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

A.B. Economics
Class of 1976

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

Career History
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
2010 - 2015

United Airlines, Inc. provides passenger airline transportation services. It also offers business products, United Airlines credit cards, premier access travel services, gift certificates, gift registry, travel products, and trip insurance. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
2010 - 2013

United Airlines, Inc. provides air transportation services. It operates flights to domestic and international destinations from its hubs. The company was founded in December, 1968 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

President & Chief Executive Officer
2010 - 2015

United Continental holdings inc United is the world’s leading airline and is focused on being the airline customers want to fly, the airline employees want to work for and the airline shareholders want to invest in. Highlights of United Airlines include: World’s most comprehensive global route network, including world-class international gateways to Asia and Australia, Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East with non-stop or one-stop service from virtually anywhere in the United States A modern fleet which is the most fuel efficient (when adjusted for cabin size), and the best current aircraft order book among U.S. network carriers Industry-leading loyalty program that provides more opportunities to earn and redeem miles worldwide Optimal hub locations in 10 cities, including hubs in the four largest cities in the United States Rated the world’s most admired airline on FORTUNE magazine’s 2012 airline-industry list of the World’s Most Admired Companies

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2010 - Prior

United Airlines, Inc. provides air transportation services. It operates flights to domestic and international destinations from its hubs. The company was founded in December, 1968 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Chairman, Compensation Committee
2005 - 2015

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. provides equipment and technology to the upstream oil and gas industry. The company operates through the following segments: Rig Technologies, Wellbore Technologies, and Completion and Production Solutions. The Rig Technologies segment monitors its capital equipment backlog to plan its business. The Wellbore Technologies segment designs, manufactures, rents, and sells a variety of equipment and technologies used to perform drilling operations, and offers services that optimize their performance. The Completion and Production Solutions segment integrates technologies for well completions and oil and gas production. The company was founded in 1841 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
2004 - 2013

Continental Airlines, Inc. is an air carrier engaged in the business of transporting passengers, cargo and mail. The company operates in two business segments: mainline and regional. Continental Airlines was founded on July 15, 1934 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Member, Board of Advisors
Current

Founded in 1993, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy has established itself as one of the premier nonpartisan public policy think tanks in the country. The institute ranks 9th among university-affiliated think tanks worldwide, 18th among U.S. think tanks and fourth among energy resource think tanks, according to a 2014 study by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program. As an integral part of Rice University, one of the nation's most distinguished institutions of higher education, the Baker Institute has a strong track record of achievement based on the work of its endowed fellows, Rice faculty scholars and staff. Located in Houston, Texas, the nation's fourth-largest city and the energy capital of the United States, as well as a dynamic international business and cultural center, the Baker Institute brings a unique perspective to some of the most important public policy challenges of our time. Key research programs include energy, health, conflict resolution, science and technology, tax and expenditure policy, and Latin America and China studies. The institute collaborates with experts from academia, government, the media, business, and nongovernmental and private organizations. In conjunction with its more than 20 programs, the institute attracts many domestic and foreign leaders who provide their views and insights on major issues. Speakers have included U.S. presidents and cabinet members, world leaders and heads of government, and numerous foreign dignitaries from around the globe. To educate and engage the next generation of leaders, many Baker Institute fellows and scholars teach public policy classes. The institute also offers Rice undergraduates a public policy course, as well as the opportunity to apply for competitive internships in Houston, Washington, D.C., and overseas. Graduate students frequently assist fellows and scholars with their research.

Member, Board of Trustees
Prior

Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry operates as a museum. It conduct exhibitions in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine. The company was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $4,999
1999

Oxfam America, Inc. is an international relief and development organization that provides different solutions to poor, hunger and injustice. It also offers advocacy, public education, and emergency assistance programs. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Political Donations
$2,000
2013

Former Representative from the 1st District at New Jersey General Assembly

Awards & Honors
2012
Crain's Chicago Business Magazine - Power 50
2010
Aviation Week & Space Technology - Person of the Year
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