Victoria judge's son named CFO of United Airlines

April 17, 2012 at 6:03 p.m.
Updated April 16, 2012 at 11:17 p.m.

The son of the federal judge of Texas' Southern District Court has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of United Continental Holdings, which operates United Airlines.

John Rainey, the son of Victoria-based Judge John D. Rainey, will be responsible for the overall financial operations of the holding company and its operating subsidiaries, including corporate finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis, tax, accounting, investor relations, fleet, procurement, internal audit and risk management, according to a news release from the company.

"John has the experience, intellect and skills to be a superb CFO, and my entire team looks forward to working together with him in his new role," said President and CEO Jeff Smisek.

Rainey most recently has been senior vice president of financial planning and analysis for United. He previously served as vice president of financial planning and analysis for Continental Airlines from 2005 to 2010 after joining the company in 1997. Prior to joining Continental, Rainey worked at Ernst & Young LLP. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and master's degree in business administration from Baylor University.

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,656 flights a day to 376 airports on six continents.



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