Who is Gerard J. Arpey

Gerard J. Arpey is a partner with Emerald Creek Group, LLC, a private equity firm. He was the CEO of AMR Corporation and American Airlines from 2003 to 2011 and the Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2004 to 2011. Before rising to CEO, he was President and Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of Finance and Planning and Chief Financial Officer. He joined American Airlines in 1982 as a financial analyst and was named a corporate officer in 1989. He resigned from AMR Corporation after it declared bankruptcy.


Gerard J. Arpey was born in 1958 in New York City. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1980 and a Master of Business Administration in 1982, both from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a private pilot with an FAA Multi-Engine Instrument Rating and is a certified flight instructor. He is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc., a trustee of the American Beacon Funds and on the Board of Directors of The Home Depot.