Amanda Zhang

Board Member

Vice President of Airport Affairs and Facilities, American Airlines

Amanda Zhang is vice president of airport affairs and facilities at American Airlines. She leads a team of seasoned professionals, mostly women, to manage the development and execution of American’s airport, governmental, and community strategies to support the company’s business goals on a state and local basis, as well as working with the broader commercial, operational and finance teams to ensure a coordinated approach is utilized. Over the past several years, Amanda led the negotiations of long-term leases at several of American Airlines’ major hubs, and played a key role in the development, authorization and/or implementation of multi-billion dollar capital programs, including the $1 billion Project Journey at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the $6 billion O’Hare Modernization Program and $8.5 billion Terminal Area Plan and CIP at O’Hare International Airport, the $2 billion terminal development program at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, and the recently announced $350 million of enhancement of Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Prior to her current role, Amanda held numerous management positions in corporate real estate, corporate planning, strategic alliances and financial planning at American Airlines. Amanda holds an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School and a BA of English literature from Nanjing University in China.

Amanda Zhang

Board Member

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