Doug ParkerAge: 51Position: Chairman and chief executive, US Airways GroupEducation: Bachelor of Arts in economics from Albion College in Albion, Mich. Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University.Career: Orchestrated merger between US Airways and America West in 2005. Named chief executive officer at America West Airlines on Sept. 1, 2001. Joined America West in 1995 as chief financial officer. From 1991 to 1995, held several executive positions at Northwest Airlines. Got his start in the airline industry at American Airlines in various financial positions from 1986 to 1991.Tom HortonAge: 51Position: Chairman and CEO, AMR Corp. Education: Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University. Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.Career: Took over the top job at AMR on Nov. 29, 2011, when the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Named AMR president in July 2010. Served as chief financial officer from March 2006 to July 2010. From 2002 to 2006, served as chief financial officer and vice chairman of AT&T Corp. Worked in various positions at AMR from 1985 to 2002.