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Leadership Takes Flight: A Conversation with Oscar Munoz, former CEO of United Airlines

Mar. 7 @ 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Get ready to embark on a journey of leadership lessons and career guidance with one of the aviation industry’s most influential leaders. Born into a Mexican-American family, a first-generation college graduate, Oscar Munoz, former CEO and Chairman of United Airlines, made history as the first Latino CEO of United Airlines.

When Oscar took the helm of United Airlines, the company was flying through very turbulent skies and was anything but United. A stalled merger, dismal operational and financial performance, tortured labor relations and rock-bottom customer satisfaction and employee morale was the United Airlines that Oscar stepped into. Within five years of Oscar’s leadership, the airline achieved top-tier reliability and profits, winning back customer loyalty and earning the praise of its major union leaders.

Behind the scenes, on day 37 of his tenure, Oscar suffered a massive heart attack. He awoke from a coma only to find he had to fight for his job and manage a PR crisis, all while navigating a heart transplant.

Oscar Munoz, renowned for his transformative leadership at United Airlines, will share his experiences, challenges, and advice to future generations of leaders in a conversation moderated by Joelle L. Martinez, President and CEO at Latino Leadership Institute. Following the conversation there will be time for audience Q&A and networking with both Oscar Munoz and Joelle Martinez.