United Airlines Adds Second Regional President to Leadership Bench

United Airlines has announced the appointment of Janet Lamkin as President, California. She comes to United from Bank of America, where she most recently served as President, California.

In this role, the top market leadership position for United in California, Lamkin will be responsible for the promotion of United's brand within California, home to the carrier's San Francisco and Los Angeles hubs. Lamkin will start at United at the end of this month, reporting to Scott Kirby, president of United.

At Bank of America, Lamkin was responsible for growing the business and strategically positioning the bank in California. She spent 20 years with Bank of America in California, serving in a variety of management positions. She left the bank in 2005 to become president and chief executive officer of the California Bankers Association, and returned in June 2007 to assume her current role.

She is a member of the University of California President's Advisory Board and recently concluded a two-year term as Chair of the Bay Area Council, where she was the first woman to hold that post. She has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Businesswomen in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times for seven consecutive years.

Lamkin joins Jill Kaplan, who was announced last month to lead efforts in New York/New Jersey, as the airline's second regional President.