Lawrence W. Kellner
Mr. Kellner has been President of Emerald Creek Group, LLC, a private equity firm, since January 2010. He has served on the board of directors for The Boeing Company since 2011 and assumed the role of Non-Executive Chairman in December 2019. He has also served on the board of directors of Sabre Corporation, a global technology company, since 2013, and served as Non-Executive Chairman from December 2017 to January 2020, Executive Chairman from December 2016 to December 2017, and Non-Executive Chairman from August 2013 to December 2016. Mr. Kellner previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Airlines, Inc., an international airline company, from December 2004 through December 2009. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Continental Airlines from March 2003 to December 2004, as President from May 2001 to March 2003, and was a member of Continental Airlines’ board of directors from May 2001 to December 2009. He also served on the board of directors of Chubb Limited from January 2016 through December 2016 and on the board of directors of its predecessor, the Chubb Corporation, from 2011 to January 2016. He is active in numerous community and civic organizations. Mr. Kellner has been a director of the Company since 2002.
Mr. Kellner is our Lead Director and brings to the Board, our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, which he chairs, and our Executive Committee experience as the former Chief Executive Officer of one of the largest airline companies in the world with significant management, strategic and operational responsibilities in the travel and leisure industry. He also provides extensive knowledge in the fields of finance and accounting gained from his background as Chief Financial Officer at Continental and other companies.