Jean Medina has been named vice president, communications for the Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization representing leading U.S. airlines.
Medina has more than 20 years of experience in media relations, crisis management and financial, customer and employee communications. She joins ATA from United Airlines.
At United she led external communications and helped guide communications surrounding the United-Continental Airlines merger. Medina has dealt regularly with issues that range from customer service to governmental regulation in the United States and around the world, ATA said.
Medina succeeds David A. Castelveter, who is leaving ATA after five years to pursue other interests.