Airlines for America (A4A) announced that Patricia Vercelli has been named Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Vercelli brings to the association more than 20 years of experience in the airline financial services industry.
Vercelli joins A4A from UATP, the airline-owned travel payment system. UATP was formerly a division of A4A and for 15 years, Vercelli managed the legal affairs of UATP guiding them through multifaceted regulatory hurdles in the international arena relative to streamlining the payment processing of transactions between UATP airline members and corporate customers.
Prior to joining UATP, Vercelli worked for Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP and Sallie Mae, Inc. A member in good standing with multiple bar associations, Vercelli holds a Master of Laws in International Law (LLM) from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor (JD) from The American University.