Eastern Air Lines appoints former Miami mayor to board of directors

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP September 4, 2014 15:38

Eastern Air Lines appoints former Miami mayor to board of directors

Eastern Air Lines Group has announced the election of Manuel A. Diaz as an independent director to the Company’s Board from September 3rd, 2014.

Diaz previously served as Mayor of Miami from 2001 to 2009. While in office, he was chosen to lead the United States Conference of Mayors, the official non-partisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more.

Diaz is currently a senior partner at Miami law firm Lydecker Diaz, where he specializes in urban development issues and corporate transactions.

Eastern Chairman Admiral (Ret) William Owens said: “We are very pleased to have Manny join our board and provide us his unique perspectives on Miami and the regions we will serve. His experience will be invaluable to us.”

Eastern CEO Edward Wegel said: “Mayor Diaz has been extraordinarily supportive of our efforts over the past few years to re-launch Eastern here in Miami, and we are honoured to have him on our board and to advise our management team as well as continue to serve as an inspiration through his prior leadership of this city and continued work in the community and across the United States.”

Mayor Diaz commented, “For over 50 years, Eastern was part of the DNA of this great city, and in many ways it still is, so I look forward to working with the board and management in the development of the new airline.”

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