Jeffrey D. McClelland
Former Chief Administrative Officer | US Airways
BS Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, MBA, Stanford University
Northwestern Chapter, 1977
Wife – Lori; four sons
Prior to his death, Jeff McClelland, former Executive VP and Chief Administrative Officer, oversaw US Airway’s finance, legal, human resources, labor relations and the owned affiliate operations. He was a key player on the tight-knit team of America West executives that made a bold, successful run for US Airways in 2005.
McClelland joined America West in October 1999 as senior vice president, operations and was responsible for technical operations. In August 2000, he took on responsibility for operations analysis and flight operations. In September 2001 he was promoted to executive vice president, operations and added responsibility for in-flight services and airport customer service and to Chief Operating Officer in November of 2002.
Prior to joining America West, McClelland served in senior management positions with Northwest Airlines for eight years, most recently as a senior vice president and controller. During his tenure at Northwest, he also served as an officer over several different financial and operating areas of the airline.
Prior to Northwest Airlines, McClelland worked for three years with American Airlines. He started his career as a pilot in the U.S. Navy.