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James (Jim) Compton
Vice Chairman and Chief Revenue Officer

Jim Compton is Vice Chairman and Chief Revenue Officer for United, the world’s leading airline. In this role, Compton is responsible for overseeing the company’s domestic and international operations, sales, corporate development and alliances, network pricing and revenue management, and network planning.

Prior to this appointment, Compton was Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer for United. Previously, Compton served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Continental Airlines. Since joining Continental in 1995, Compton held leadership roles including Senior Vice President of Marketing and Senior Director of Pricing. As Senior Vice President of Marketing, Compton was instrumental in launching EliteAccess, Continental’s priority service for its most valuable customers.

Before joining Continental, Compton worked at United Parcel Service of America from 1993 to 1995, where he was responsible for system development and business planning, as well as rates for the company’s $15-billion domestic and air package delivery business. Prior to that, Compton served as Manager of Forecasting and Revenue Analysis for United Airlines from 1984 to 1993.

Compton received a bachelor of science and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois – Chicago. He is married and has two children.

Compton serves on the board of directors of the Lincoln Park Zoo and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.





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