Derek Kerr

EVP & CFO

American AIrlines

EVP & CFO

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, Derek 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.

Derek 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.

Derek serves on the board of directors for the University of Michigan Alumni Association, the Ross School of Business Advisory Board, the Dallas Regional Chamber and the Cotton Bowl, and is a member of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.

Derek earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Michigan.