Previously: AmericanĀ“s Executive Vice President-Customer Services from January 2000 to September 2002, responsible for all airport operations worldwide; President of American Eagle Airlines for three years beginning in July 1995. He joined AmericanĀ“s finance department in 1984 and was named vice president and treasurer of American in 1989.
Garton left American in 1993 to become senior vice president and chief financial officer of Continental Airlines. He returned to American two years later when he assumed the presidency of American Eagle.
Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Stanford University; MasterĀ“s of Business Administration Degree in finance from Cornell University.