The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has appointed Stephen L. Johnson of American Airlines Group Inc. to its Board of Directors.
As American’s Executive Vice President – Corporate Affairs, Johnson is responsible for corporate and legal affairs, government and regulatory affairs, labor relations, real estate and airport affairs, and for outreach to the business communities in cities that American serves. Prior to joining the airline, Johnson was a partner at Indigo Partners LLC, a private equity firm specializing in acquisitions and strategic investments in the airline, air finance and aerospace industries.
Between 1995 and 2003, Johnson held a variety of positions with America West Holdings Corporation prior to its merger with US Airways Group, including Executive Vice President – Corporate. Prior to joining America West, he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at GPA Group PLC. He was also an attorney at the Seattle-based law firm Bogle & Gates, where he specialized in corporate and aircraft finance and taxation.
Johnson earned his Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from California State University, Sacramento.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.