US Airways - September 2014 - (Page 155)

engage Giving Miles for Good NEGU kids TEAM-BUILDING THROUGH SERVICE American's Global Sales team builds connections while making a difference. By Megan Morrow Every year, the Global Sales Conference gives American Airlines team members from around the world the opportunity to network and connect with new colleagues. The event, however, isn't all business - part of this two-day conference is dedicated to fostering team-building among employees while giving back to the community. During the 2014 conference in Dallas, the Global Sales team stuffed 5,000 special edition American Airlines JoyJars® with small toys, accessories, and activities to send to children who are unable to leave the hospital during their battle with cancer. JoyJars were developed by 12-year-old Jessie Rees, a young girl who chose to deliver love and encouragement to her peers while fighting two brain tumors of her own. Although Jessie lost her battle in January 2012, her legacy lives on in the more than 80,000 JoyJars that have been sent to children to inspire them to NEGU, or "Never Ever Give Up" - Jessie's motto during her fight. American Airlines Vice President of Global Sales Derek DeCross hand-delivered 200 JoyJars to the Children's Medical Center of Dallas. "Nothing brings a team together like finding opportunities to help others," said Derek. "These events give you perspective - they keep you grounded and thankful for every day you have to make a difference." Watch the American Airlines Global Sales team in action and meet Jessie's father, Erik Rees, at To learn more about JoyJars and the Jessie Rees Foundation, visit ★ PHOTOS COURTESY OF AMERICAN AIRLINES AND CAROL BIRES Global Sales team members stuff JoyJars. Award recipient Carol Bires Spirit of American During the 2014 Global Sales Conference closing gala, Pittsburgh-based Corporate Sales Specialist Carol Bires was recognized for her standout volunteer efforts. Carol was chosen by a group of her peers to receive the Spirit of American award, which is given to a Global Sales employee who has exhibited extraordinary dedication to volunteering. She has contributed more than 400 hours to Do Crew, US Airways' employee volunteer corps, and is active in her community and church. SEPTEMBER 2014 155

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - September 2014

Table of Contents
Perspective: CEO Letter
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Best Fall Escapes
Great Escapes: Intimate Italy
Style Spotlight: Travel Pro
Diversions: National Sportscasters Association
Connections: Everybody's Business
Diversions: Puerto Rico Art
Gear Up: Office Tools
Gear Up: Weather Glass
Great Escapes: Omni Homestead Resort
To Your Health: Devereux
Travel Feature: Sailing in the British Virgin Islands
Special Section: Northwest Florida
Special Section: Simply Charleston
University Spotlight: Auburn University
Special Section: Highway 1 Discovery Route, California
Best of Health: Miami Foot & Ankle Surgery
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Audio Entertainment
Video Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
oneworld alliance
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Giving: Miles for Good
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - September 2014