C. David Cush

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C. David Cush (born Shreveport, Louisiana), is the CEO of Virgin America. He was named CEO on November 26, 2007, effective December 10, 2007 replacing Fred Reid.[1] Prior to joining Virgin America, Cush held a number of positions at American Airlines in his 20 years with the airline,[2] including Vice President of International Planning and Alliances[3] and Chief of Sales. He also oversaw the re-organization of American Airlines' St. Louis hub at Lambert Field following American's acquisition of TWA,[4] Mr. Cush earned his MBA from the Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University.[5]


  1. ^ Sue Chang (2007-11-26). "Virgin America Names C. David Cush CEO". MarketWatch. DowJones. Retrieved 2008-03-22. 
  2. ^ "American Airlines Executive Joins Board of Directors for Vought Aircraft Industries". Business Wire. 2007-05-11. Retrieved 2008-03-22. 
  3. ^ "American Airlines Names David Cush Vice President of International Planning and Alliances". PR Newswire. 2000-04-07. Retrieved 2008-03-22. 
  4. ^ "AMR Corporation Names James Beer Chief Financial Officer". PR Newswire. 2003-12-05. Retrieved 2008-03-22. 
  5. ^ Hawn Tully (2004-06-14). "Airlines". Fortune Magazine (CNNMoney.com). Retrieved 2008-03-22. 

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