Kevin E. Cox, senior executive vice president and chief operating officer for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, has accepted the position of Vice President for State & Community Affairs at American Airlines. Kevin E. Cox replaces John Carpenter, who recently retired from American Airlines.
Kevin Cox will be located at the company’s headquarters in Fort Worth, taking on oversight responsibilities for American’s relationships with state and local governments. The State & Community Affairs group — previously called Corporate Affairs — also has offices in Chicago, Miami and New York City.
Kevin Cox joins American after serving 16 years at DFW Airport where he was instrumental in the success of numerous activities, including DFW Airport’s role in drafting an agreement to amend and resolve the disputes surrounding the Wright Amendment. He also had a key role in the planning, developing and financing of the Airport’s recent $2.7 billion capital development plan that includes the new Terminal D and the Skylink train system.
Kevin Cox, who holds degrees in Accounting from Oklahoma State University and Law from Southern Methodist University, begins his new duties at American Airlines on April 8.
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