Arthur J. Torno, a broadly–experienced executive with American Airlines, is Vice President of Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America, which is the largest international operation in American’s route system. He has responsibility for airport operations and broad oversight of American’s strategic initiatives throughout the region. He also closely partners with Sales, Capacity Planning, Real Estate, Government Affairs and Community Affairs groups to strengthen, promote and advocate for American Airlines in South Florida and throughout MCLA. Torno is based in Miami.
Previous to this position Torno had responsibility for New York, one of American’s key focus markets. He also led American’s Caribbean operations, which included the San Juan Hub along with 24 island destinations, and spent three years running South American operations with an office in Santiago, Chile. He was named Vice President – Caribbean and Latin American Operations for American in January 1999.
Torno was named a corporate officer in November 1996, when he was named Vice President – Miami. He was put in charge of the Miami hub as Managing Director–Miami in 1991 after serving five years in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as Managing Director – American’s Caribbean hub.
Prior to that, he was the airline’s manager of passenger services at Los Angeles International Airport; general manager at Bakersfield, California; a group supervisor at Los Angeles; and a supervisor at New York's LaGuardia Airport, where he began his career with American in 1979 as a flight attendant.
Before joining the airline, Torno was a staff auditor with the accounting firm of Arthur Young & Company in Philadelphia.
Torno serves on the board of governors of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors of United Way of Miami–Dade and is co–chair of One Community, One Goal. He has been involved in many community organizations throughout his career including serving on the boards of NYC & Company, New York Pops, the Regional Planning Association, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, Citizens Budget Commission and York College Foundation.
A native of Camden, New Jersey, Torno received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from LaSalle University in Philadelphia in 1977.
He and his wife, have two daughters and a son.