United Continental Holdings (UCH) named president and CEO Jeff Smisek as chairman of the board, effective Dec. 31. He succeeds Glenn Tilton, who will remain on the board, as part of a 2010 merger agreement between United Airlines and Continental Airlines that formed United Continental Holdings. UCH also appointed Jim Compton as vice chairman and chief revenue officer and Jeff Foland as EVP-marketing, technology and strategy.    Smisek said, “Now is the time to begin the ...

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