Brett J. Hart Appointed Acting CEO at United Airlines

Brett J. HartLast week, United Continental Holdings announced that Brett J. Hart would act as Acting CEO in CEO Oscar Munoz?s medical absence.

Currently, Hart is United’s executive vice president and general counsel and has been with the company since 2010. In that role, he has been responsible for government and regulatory affairs, corporate real estate, customer experience, corporate security, community affairs, contact centers and food services.

?Brett has taken on increasing responsibility beyond general counsel over the last few years in the operations and customer facing areas of the company. I am confident in his ability to continue to implement the company’s strategy and Oscar’s mission of bringing United’s people together around the shared purpose of becoming the best airline for our customers and employees,” said Henry L. Meyer III, non-executive chairman of the board.

Before joining United, Hart served as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Sara Lee; partner at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal; and special assistant to the general counsel at the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Hart earned a B.A. in philosophy and English from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.