Jeff Smisek who is the Chaiman, President as well as the Chief Executive Officer of the United Airlines was born in the year 1954 which now makes him at the age of 60. Although he is known commonly by the name Jeff Smisek, as a child, he was named as Jeffery Alan Smisek.
He went to get his education from the Princeton University from where he got graduated in the year 1976 in A.B. summa cum laude in the Economics. In addition to that, he also got enrolled at the Harvard Law School and got graduated from there in 1982. There, he was a J.D. magna cum laude.
Prior to his working in the United Airlines, he was also the chairman, president as well as the CEO of the Continental Airlines which got merged with the United Airlines in the year 2010. Previous to that, he was a partner at a law firm of the Vinson & Elkins.
It was in the year 1995 when he joined the Continental Airlines as the Senior Vice General Counsel. Later in 2004, he became the President as well as was elected to the board of directors of the company. In September of 2008, he was named as the President and the Chief Executive Officer. In addition to that, he was also elected as the Chairman of the Board of the Airlines for America in 2014.
Prior to that, Jeff is also serving on board of directors of the National Oilwell Varco, Inc as well as he also serves on board of the trustees of the Rice University. Additionally, he also serves on the board of governors of International Air Transport Association. He has been named as Aviation Week’s Person of The Year for the year 2010.
Besides that, he was criticized in 2013 and 2014 for the poor customer service, the employee dissatisfaction, problems with integration of the Continental as well as severe quarterly losses of the $609 million of the United. There was also the reduction of performance based part of him pay from $3.5 million to $1.25 million.
On 8th September of 2015, he resigned from the post at United because of the accusations of the attempts to influence officials at Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He was then replaced by Oscar Munoz as the United Continental CEO.
Moving on to his personal life biography, Jeff has already got married and he is living a blissful life with his family. He is married to his wife supportive, caring as well as lovable wife Diana Strassmann. The couple also has two children together with each other.
His work and dedication ahs helped him to earn the huge amount of salary and he has the net worth of $5.5 million dollars. More details about his interview, professional life and personal life can also be accessed from several of the internet sites and he can also be connected through the social networking sites which also include Twitter, Facebook and Instargam.