Agnew named as new chairman of the board at Atlas Air

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Atlas Air Worldwide has announced the election of Robert F. Agnew as chairman of the company’s board of directors.

Agnew is president and chief executive officer of Morten Beyer & Agnew, an international aviation consulting firm and succeeds retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Frederick McCorkle, who served as chairman since 2014 and will continue as a director.

Agnew says: “Fred’s impact on Atlas Air has been evident in the years that he served as chairman of the board.

“Atlas Air has diversified and grown significantly during this time. My fellow board members and I are deeply grateful to Fred for his leadership and his strong personal commitment to the company.

“I am honoured to follow in his footsteps as Atlas Air continues to capitalise on the strong foundation we have built, and as we continue to grow our business and drive value and benefits for our customers and shareholders.”

Agnew has served on the board since 2004. He began his commercial aviation career at Northwest Airlines where he concentrated on government and contract sales, schedule planning and corporate operations research.

After his years at Northwest, he served as senior vice president of marketing and sales at World Airways. Early in his career, he served in the US Air Force as an officer and instructor navigator with the Strategic Air Command.