Alumni Speaker Series with Derek Kerr, EVP & CFO of American Airlines

davidkerraaJoin the Michigan Ross Alumni Club of Dallas-Ft. Worth for a conversation with Derek Kerr, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of American Airlines. Derek will be speaking about his extensive experience in the airline industry. 

Derek Kerr is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of American Airlines. He oversees Financial Planning and Analysis, Corporate Planning, Treasury, Purchasing, Controller and Audit functions as well as Investor Relations.

Previously, Kerr served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for US Airways. He joined America West in 1996 and served in a variety of finance and planning roles. He was named Chief Financial Officer in 2002 and was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2009, adding responsibility for information technology.

Kerr also worked in financial planning and analysis at Northwest Airlines. Before that, he was a flight test coordinator/control engineer with Northrop Corporation’s B-2 Division.

He serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Michigan Alumni Association, the Ross School of Business Advisory Board, and the Dallas Regional Chamber, and is a member of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. He is also a national trustee for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Kerr has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


6:00 – 7:00pm Arrival & Networking

7:00 – 7:45pm Discussion & Q&A

7:45 – 8:30pm Networking



Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Corrientes 348, 1807 Ross Ave, Dallas, Texas 75201


Michigan Ross Alumni Club members (and guests!) may reserve a spot for only $10. Admission covers drinks and heavy appetizers. Capacity is limited, and registration is first come, first served. 


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7:00PM - 9:30PM Wed 13 Feb 2019, Central timezone


Corrientes 348
1807 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201

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