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Background Information

Employment History

Managing Director

Prudential

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Continental Airlines Inc

President and Chief Operating Officer

Continental Airlines Inc

Vice President and General Manager of the Renton Division

The Boeing Company

Vice President and General Manager of Various Divisions

The Boeing Company

Senior Management Positions

The Boeing Company

Affiliations

Board Member
Prudential

Board Member
Honeywell International Inc

Board Member
Willis Group Holdings Ltd

Board Member
Sprint Corp.

Education

Bachelor of Science degree

Abilene Christian University at Dallas



Harvard Business School

honorary doctorate degrees

Montclair University

honorary doctorate degrees

College of Aeronautics

honorary doctorate degrees

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Web References (174 Total References)


Board of Directors: Leadership, Policies, Committees | Prudential

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Gordon M. Bethune Managing Director, g-b1 Partners

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Gordon M. Bethune, Former Chairman and CEO, Continental Airlines, Inc.
Mr. Bethune has been Managing Director of g-b1 Partners (a travel advisory firm) since January 2005. He was Chairman and CEO of Continental Airlines, Inc. from 1996 until his retirement in December 2004. Mr. Bethune was the President and CEO of Continental Airlines from November 1994 to 1996 and served as President and Chief Operating Officer from February 1994 to November 1994. Prior to joining Continental, Mr. Bethune held senior management positions with The Boeing Company, Piedmont Airlines, Western Air Lines, Inc. and Braniff Airlines (various airline companies).


GORDON M. ...

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GORDON M. BETHUNE

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Mr. Bethune has been Managing Director of g-b1 Partners (a travel advisory firm) since January 2005. He was Chairman and CEO of Continental Airlines, Inc. from 1996 until his retirement in December 2004. Mr. Bethune was the President and CEO of Continental Airlines from November 1994 to 1996 and served as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) from February 1994 to November 1994. Prior to joining Continental, Mr. Bethune held senior management positions with The Boeing Company, Piedmont Airlines, Western Air Lines, Inc. and Braniff Airlines.
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Baltimore, Bethune, Caperton, Casellas, Cullen, Krapek, Scovanner and Unruh) are “independent” as that term is defined in the listing standards of the NYSE and in Prudential Financial’s Corporate Governance Principles.


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Gordon M. Bethune CEO Continental Airlines, Inc Continental Airlines 1600 Smith Street Houston, TX 77002


Gordon Bethune | Key Speakers Bureau

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Gordon Bethune BACK TO SEARCH RESULTS

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"A big, blustery, no-nonsense executive, Mr. Bethune has the timing of a stand-up comic. But in between the jokes, what he has to say is pretty serious, and Continental's competitors would do well to take it to heart. The New York Times
In the airline industry, few names inspire as much awe, admiration, and accolades as Gordon Bethune. At Continental Airlines, Bethune spearheaded one of the most dramatic corporate turnarounds in United States history. When he joined the troubled carrier as president and COO in 1994, Continental consistently ranked last in every measurable performance metric, including on-time performance, customer complaints, and mishandled baggage. He became CEO nine moths later and was elected chairman of the board of directors in 1996. When he finished working his magic at Continental, the airline stood at the top of the heap, ranked by Fortune magazine as the No. 1 "Most Admired Global Airline. He retired in 2004. Gordon Bethune speaks from a lifetime of experience and success in one of the world's most complex businesses.
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The Ultimate Turnaround From Worst to First.: Gordon Bethune chronicles his experience coming to work for Continental Airlines, a major carrier that consistently ranked last in every measurable airline performance metric, and bringing the failing carrier to the top of the airline industry. Happy Employees Equals Happy Customers Creating a Great Place to Work.: Bethune talks about how to motivate a workforce to go above and beyond the call of duty and create an environment where people actually like coming to work--the keys to having satisfied customers. Managing a Complex Operation Keep it Simple!: Bethune explains how to operate a successful airline, arguably the most complex business in the world, by sticking to the fundamentals of a simple business plan, treating employees with dignity and respect, and giving customers what they want and will pay for.


Honeywell -Corporate Governance - Committee Composition

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Gordon M. Bethune Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Airlines, Inc.

Board Committees:
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Mr. Bethune is the retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Airlines, Inc., an international commercial airline company. Mr. Bethune joined Continental Airlines, Inc. in February 1994 as President and Chief Operating Officer. He was elected President and Chief Executive Officer in November 1994 and Chairman of the Board an... 

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