Stephen Johnson is executive vice president, corporate affairs, for American Airlines Group and its principal subsidiary company, American Airlines. He is responsible for American's corporate and legal affairs, government and regulatory affairs, labor relations, real estate and airport affairs, and for outreach to the business communities in cities that American serves.
Previously, Johnson served as executive vice president, corporate and government affairs, for US Airways. Prior to joining US Airways, Johnson was a partner at Indigo Partners LLC, a private equity firm specializing in acquisitions and strategic investments in the airline, air finance and aerospace industries and responsible for the development of Tiger Airways, Spirit Airlines and Wizz Air. Johnson was with Indigo from 2003 until 2009 and serves as director of Wizz Air Holdings PLC.
Between 1995 and 2003, Johnson held a variety of positions with America West Holdings Corporation prior to its merger with US Airways Group, including executive vice president, corporate. Prior to joining America West, Johnson served as senior vice president and general counsel at GPA Group, PLC. He was also an attorney at Seattle-based law firm Bogle & Gates, where he specialized in corporate and aircraft finance and taxation.
Johnson earned his Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from California State University, Sacramento.