American Airlines Appoints Head of Executive Recruiting from Search by Hanold Associates

American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, has appointed Maria-Clara Vasconcellos as Head of Executive Recruiting. Hanold Associates’ Partners Sonia Nagra and Ashley Schiele led the search for this Fort Worth-based role.

Pre-pandemic, the American Airlines Group, together with its regional partner, American Eagle, offered nearly 6,700 flights daily to 360 destinations in 50 countries. The company had $45.77 billion in revenue in 2019 and is traded as AAL on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange through its parent company, American Airlines Group.

Vasconcellos recently served as Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition for Louis Vuitton. She comes to American Airlines to run their first ever in-house Executive Recruiting function, bringing her fresh perspective and strong executive search expertise which will be crucial in this post-COVID business recovery phase. Reporting to Jonathan Pierce, Director of Global Talent, she will lead a team that brings together the executive recruitment and talent attraction disciplines to drive consistency and excellence throughout the hiring process.