Donald J. Carty, O.C. retired in 2003 as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AMR Corporation and American Airlines, serving in that position since 1998. Prior to that, he served as President of AMR Airline Group and American Airlines. He is currently Chairman of Porter Airlines, Virgin America Airlines and eRewards Inc. and is on the board of Barrick Gold, CN Rail, Dell Inc., and Talisman Energy. He is a member of the SMU Cox School of Business Executive Board. He is a former Chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. In 1999, Board Alert named him one of the year’s Outstanding Directors.