CHICAGO—United Airlines has named former Texaco public relations chief Rosemary Moore as senior vice president of corporate affairs, rejoining president and chief executive Glenn Tilton, who joined United earlier this year. In her new position, Moore will be responsible for all communications with customers, media and employees.
She replaces John Kiker, who left the senior public relations role at United to become head of the corporate practice at Edelman Public Relations in New York.
Moore is joining United from ChevronTexaco, where she served as vice president of public and government affairs. She will report directly to Tilton, who says, “This is a critical time for our company and Rosemary’s deep experience and expertise in global communications will play a vital role in helping guide United to a more profitable future.
“Rosemary is a great leader and manager and in the years we worked together at ChevronTexaco proved herself to be an indispensable advisor through sound judgment and exceptional strategic guidance. She is an important addition to our senior management team.”
Prior to the merger of Chevron and Texaco last year, Moore served as Texaco’s vice president of corporate communications and government affairs. Before that, she served as an independent consultant and as corporate vice president of corporate communications for the Seagram Company in New York. Moore joined Seagram in the United Kingdom in 1988 to establish its international communications and public affairs infrastructure.
Says Moore. “Certainly this airline and the rest of the industry will continue to face challenges, but this is a fundamentally strong company with great people and tremendous opportunities ahead of it. I look forward to working closely with my colleagues to help United achieve new levels of stability and success.”