WASHINGTON, D.C. — Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today announced two promotions in the Safety, Security and Operations Division, naming Paul McGraw as Vice President, Operations and Safety and Laura McKee as Vice President, Airline Services. Both assume their new roles effective today.
McGraw joined A4A in 1986 and he has served in numerous roles, most recently as Senior Managing Director for Operations and Safety. In his new position, McGraw will oversee A4A’s Safety, Operations, Air Traffic Management and Engineering, Maintenance and Materiel departments. Prior to joining A4A, McGraw held several management positions at Chicago O’Hare Airport, where he and his staff were responsible for all operational and emergency activities at the world’s busiest airport.
McKee joined A4A in 2007, most recently serving as Senior Managing Director, Airline Services. In her new role as Vice President, Airline Services, McKee will oversee A4A’s Passenger Services, Passenger Facilitation and Cargo departments and will retain her airport affairs responsibilities. Prior to joining A4A, McKee served as Director of Risk Management for Centerplate, Inc. and spent 10 years with Trans World Airlines and US Airways in airport affairs and investor relations. She began her career as an attorney with the law firm of Evans and Dixon.
“Paul and Laura are highly regarded throughout the aviation industry, and their promotions reflect the integral role they play in continuing to strengthen our safety and operations team,” said Dan Elwell, A4A Senior Vice President, Safety, Security and Operations. “Safety is the top priority for airlines and Paul and Laura bring decades of experience and expertise to our member airlines as they continue building on this industry’s well-deserved reputation for safety excellence.”