Brett J. Hart, President, United Airlines
Brett J. Hart is president of United Airlines. During his decade at the airline, Brett has taken on some of the company’s biggest leadership challenges – including serving as acting CEO in late 2015 and 2016. As president, Brett is responsible for United’s global operations – flight, network operations, and safety – as well as all finance and corporate strategy functions. He leads United’s external-facing teams including government affairs, corporate communications, legal, global community engagement and environmental sustainability.
A long-time resident of Chicago’s South Side, Brett also has lent his counsel to his community. He serves on the boards of World Business Chicago, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, The Economic Club of Chicago, the University of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, The Chicago Community Trust, the Innocence Project, the Obama Foundation Inclusion Council, the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs and the President’s Export Council.
Brett received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School. He and his wife, Dontrey, live in Hyde Park and have three sons.