American Airlines Names Neisha Strambler-Butler Vice President – Benefits

Published: Friday, September 15, 2017

American Airlines recently announced that Neisha Strambler-Butler has been named Vice President – Benefits. American is building a culture that focuses on providing industry-leading benefits to its more than 100,000 team members, and Strambler-Butler will drive the strategy and execution of these programs globally. She will report to Patrick O’Keeffe, American’s senior vice president – People.

“Our people are our greatest asset, and we wanted a leader who has equal parts passion and compassion for supporting our team and the benefits we provide,” said O’Keeffe. “Neisha brings that commitment as well as a unique perspective on how to deliver world-class benefit programs. She has a strong human resources background and leadership in the benefits and wellness space and we are excited about what we are going to accomplish together.”

In this role, Strambler-Butler will oversee all benefits programs for all American Airlines team members, including health and wellness initiatives.

Strambler-Butler joins American from Texas Instruments (TI) where she was the senior director of Global Benefits and Human Resource Programs. While at TI she led health and financial benefits globally in addition to occupational health and wellness. She also drove many of the foundational and high-impact projects in the benefits arena. Strambler-Butler graduated from Southern Methodist University with degrees in accounting and organizational development and received her MBA from Northeastern University.

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