Derek Kerr is chief financial officer for American Airlines Group and its principal subsidiary company, American Airlines. Kerr oversees financial planning and analysis, corporate finance and treasury functions, purchasing, controller and audit functions and investor relations.
Previously, Kerr served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for US Airways, a role that he began in 2009. Prior to that, he was senior vice president and chief financial officer. He joined America West in 1996 as senior director, planning, and was promoted to vice president, financial planning and analysis, in 1998. In 2002, Kerr was promoted to senior vice president, finance, adding responsibility for purchasing and fuel administration.
Prior to joining America West, Kerr served in various financial planning and analysis positions with Northwest Airlines. Previously, Kerr was a flight test coordinator/control engineer with Northrop Corporation's B-2 Division.
In 2013, Institutional Investor ranked US Airways as one of America’s Most Honored Companies, naming Kerr and his investor relations department to the 2013 All-America Executive Team.
Kerr has a Bachelor of Science in aeronautical engineering and a Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He serves on the board of directors for the Fiesta Bowl and the Phoenix Zoo.