Jim W. Butler was named Senior Vice President – International and Cargo in 2017. He leads airport operations and has oversight of strategic initiatives at American’s 114 stations in Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the Pacific. He is also responsible for the airline’s Cargo business, including operations, marketing, sales and overall strategy. Jim has more than 20 years of experience in the airline industry. He previously served as president of Cargo. Prior to this role, Jim served as managing director of Commercial Planning and Performance, where he had responsibility for American’s mainline and regional fleet, network profitability analysis, large-scale strategic project oversight and commercial budgets. In 2013, he was responsible for the commercial business plan through restructuring and, later, was one of six to be named to the core integration leadership team responsible for the integration of American Airlines and US Airways. Since joining American Airlines in 1996, he has worked in a variety of departments and has developed an extensive background in sales, marketing, pricing, operations and finance. He has held positions that were based domestically as well as in London and Buenos Aires in revenue management for American and Aerolineas Argentinas, interactive marketing, global sales planning and analysis as well as finance for Europe and Asia. Jim earned his Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. He is a member of the IATA Cargo Committee and the A4A Cargo Executive Council and has served as a member of the board of directors for the UK Board of Airline Representatives and the Joint Steering team at London’s Heathrow Airport. He is fluent in Spanish and a licensed private pilot.