Sketch of US Airways CEO Doug Parker

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US Airways Group Inc. Chairman and CEO Doug Parker:

AGE — 51

CAREER — Held a number of financial management positions with American Airlines from 1986 to 1991. Then worked for four years at Northwest Airlines as vice president and assistant treasurer, and then as vice president of financial planning and analysis. He joined America West Airlines in 1995 as chief financial officer, and became president in 2000. He was elected chairman, president and CEO of America West in September 2001. Parker engineered America West's 2005 merger with US Airways.

FAMILY — Married, three children.

EDUCATION — Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Albion College, 1984. MBA from Vanderbilt University, 1986.