Maya Leibman

Maya Leibman, Chief Information Officer At American Airlines, Stepping Down

We learned today that Maya Leibman, CIO of American Airlines, is stepping down from her role with the airline.  Normally, this wouldn’t be the type of story I would cover, an airline exec stepping down.  But, Maya Leibman is no normal airline exec. I had the good fortune to meet Maya for the first time when she served as President of the airline’s loyalty program, AAdvantage.  While I don’t recall the exact date it was in early 2011.  Maya was attending a conference that I was helping organize.  Since I […]

Making The Connection: The Argument For Being There

I sat my daughter down with her mother recently to show both of them a video.  I told my daughter, “You might be bored for part of this, but give me 13 minutes.”  As a parent of a teenager and one younger child, patience is something that can be in short supply.  But, she’s generally a good kid.  So, she stuck out the 13 minutes. I first met Maya Leibman 6 or 7 years ago at an industry event.  I had been assigned to make sure that she got from […]

American Airlines Media Day: Evolution, Not Revolution

I was fortunate enough to attend American Airlines Media Day a few days ago. It was a full day of presentations and Q&A with top executives about past results and future expectations. These were my takeaways.