WASHINGTON, March 6, 2017 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today named Todd Burke as senior vice president, communications. Burke joins A4A after more than 25 years in the airline industry, holding senior operations and communications roles with TWA, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways.
In his new role, Mr. Burke will develop and oversee a multifaceted strategic communications plan that supports the mission and key objectives of A4A and its member airlines. Additionally, he will direct the association’s digital and media relations, crisis communications, branding and advertising programs.
“Todd is an exceptional corporate and crisis communications executive whose vast airline experience demonstrates a proven track record of strategic communications counsel,” Calio said. “Todd has successfully led his airline teams through some high profile issues, making him the ideal person to lead the talented, award-winning A4A communications team into the future.”
“My career has afforded me the opportunity to lead professional communications teams in a number of diverse industries,” said Burke. “However, my true passion never strayed far from the dynamic world of commercial aviation, so I look forward to coming back and leading a very talented group at A4A to serve our airline members well.”
A native of Red Lion, Pennsylvania, Mr. Burke and his family will be relocating from Atlanta, where he most recently served as vice president of corporate communications for Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.
Airlines for America (A4A) members are Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines, FedEx, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and UPS. Air Canada is an associate member.
A4A advocates on behalf of the leading U.S. airlines, both passenger and cargo carriers. A4A works collaboratively with industry stakeholders, federal agencies, the Administration, Congress, labor and other groups to improve aviation for the traveling and shipping public.