Mendoza

A class taught by top CEOs

Carol Elliott

As a former chief executive of American Airlines, Tom Horton has quite a story to tell.

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After all, he became CEO on the day that American’s parent company, AMR, filed for bankruptcy protection in 2011. Horton subsequently led the company through a very successful restructuring and turnaround, which culminated in the 2013 merger with US Airways, creating the world's largest airline.…