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American Airlines Cargo appoints new managing director - Global and Key Accounts

August 1, 2017

American Airlines Cargo has announced the appointment of Lisa Oxentine as managing director, Global and Key Accounts – Cargo Sales. She takes over Roger Samways’ previous position, after his promotion to vice president of the Cargo Sales division earlier this year.

Lisa Oxentine

Oxentine joined American Airlines in 1987 as a frontline customer service agent and brings a breadth of experience having held positions in a number of different departments. These include Passenger Service and Operations, Premium Services, Sales Support Operations, Corporate Products and Passenger Global Sales, where she worked as an account manager and was subsequently the regional director of the Inside Sales team for the Global Sales division. Most recently, she led the Customer Recovery team in the Customer Experience department, managing 47 systemwide managers who focused on ensuring a top-notch experience for customers across the entire American Airlines network.

"After an extensive search, we’re pleased to welcome Lisa to Cargo,” Samways said. “Her experience working with and for customers will prove to be a highly valuable asset to Cargo Sales. This is an important role, and we know she has what it takes to lead our Global and Key Accounts team, while building and growing lasting relationships with our customers.”

Oxentine is a board member on the Southern Methodist University Athletic Forum and a mother of two. She will be based in the American Airlines Cargo headquarters office in Dallas-Fort Worth.


About American Airlines Cargo

American Airlines Group is the holding company for American Airlines. American provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world with cargo terminals and interline connections across the globe.

Every day, American transports cargo between major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia. Together with wholly owned and third-party regional carriers operating as American Eagle, the airlines operate an average of approximately 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in over 50 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington DC.

This year, American Airlines Group Inc. topped Fortune Magazine's list of best business turnarounds and its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at


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