Shane Hodges joined American Airlines on July 1, 2017 as the senior commercial representative in the region and will represent the company to corporate customers and agency partners as well as support all general commercial activity in Asia Pacific in close co-operation with key industry stakeholders. With more than 22 years of experience within the travel industry, Shane recently occupied the role of Vice President, Global Group and Emerging Sales Platforms at Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Prior to this role Shane held several other senior leadership roles at Starwood Hotels & Resorts leading teams that developed global strategies in the corporate, leisure, online and distribution connectivity segments. Prior to these global leadership positions, Shane spent 17 years of his career leading sales and marketing teams at various Starwood properties throughout the world. An Australian, Shane brings a truly global perspective to American Airlines having lived and worked in numerous locations in Asia Pacific, Europe & the United States. His leadership strengths include developing strong strategic relationships with senior internal & external stakeholders, being well versed in the latest technology platforms, successfully executing broad change management & being a strong advocate of global team development. Shane earned his Bachelor Degree in Business Management majoring in Marketing from Queensland University of Technology in Australia. He is currently based in Tokyo, Japan, where American Airlines’ Asia Pacific Headquarters is located.