John R. Gebo is senior vice president of alliances for United Airlines. He is responsible for the company’s global alliance strategy and the relationships with United’s many airline partners. Prior to his current position, John was United’s senior vice president of financial planning and analysis. In that role, he was responsible for United’s business planning and analysis functions, including annual and long-term operating and capital budgeting, financial planning, forecasting, financial analysis, and investor relations, as well as the enterprise optimization and continuous improvement groups. John joined United in 2000, and has held positions of increasing responsibility including managing director of revenue divisions finance, managing director of corporate financial planning, and head of United’s investor relations function. Prior to joining United, John worked at General Motors Corporation in manufacturing engineering. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas and his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan. John is also vice chairman of the board of directors of the Alliant Credit Union, an $8 billion financial institution serving over 270,000 members.