United Chief Diversity Officer honored with EBONY Power 100 - United Hub

Chief Diversity Officer, Greg Jones, named to 2017 EBONY Power 100

By Matt Adams, December 04, 2017

As a testament to his work in helping create a culture of true diversity and inclusion here at United, Chief Diversity Officer Greg Jones has joined a list of influential and inspirational African American leaders on the 2017 EBONY Power 100 list.

At a gala in Los Angeles last Friday, Greg was honored alongside an extraordinary group of business, entertainment and sports notables including actor Dwayne Johnson, comedian Dave Chappelle, musicians Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar, and NBA athlete Russell Westbrook.

Greg was honored as one of 15 Power Players, a list that included ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey and entertainer Byron Allen. United sponsored the Trendsetter category at Friday's ceremony, recognizing the pioneers who are shifting trends and breaking cultural molds in business.

Greg Jones, United's Chief Diversity Officer

Outside of his day-to-day work here at the airline, Greg is heavily involved in the community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the Advisory Board for the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals and as a member of the Executive Leadership Council, a group committed to advancing the role and contributions of black business executives. He also works tirelessly as a mentor to Chicago-area youth, using his background in electrical engineering to help young people pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Since joining United, Greg has continually encouraged employees to stand face-to-face with the preconceived notions they might harbor toward their colleagues based on cultural background, gender and sexuality, and he has challenged everyone to communicate openly and honestly and engage in frank conversations about those issues in an effort to shatter the cultural taboos surrounding those topics.

Greg joins last year's honoree, EVP, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel Brett Hart, as only the second United leader to ever be included in the EBONY Power 100.

United cargo-only flights transport critical goods

By The Hub team

When the pandemic began, United Cargo knew it would be critical to utilize its fleet, network and industry-leading pharmaceutical handling processes to transport a COVID-19 vaccine when the time came.

Connecting vaccines to the world: United responds to mass distribution effort

December 22, 2020

On November 27, United Airlines became the first commercial airline to safely deliver the first batch of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine into the U.S. thanks to a coordinated effort between United's cargo, safety, technical operations, flight operations, regulatory and legal teams.

Now as the entire shipping and logistics industry bands together to widely distribute vaccines, United is leveraging all of its flights, including cargo-only and those carrying passengers, to transport millions of vaccines to destinations throughout our network, including Honolulu, Guam and Saipan – the first of any carrier to do so.

United Raises Miles for Dozens of Non-Profits that Rely on Travel

Airline and its customers use crowdsourcing platform - Miles on a Mission - to donate more than 11 million miles for charities like the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, College to Congress and Compass to Care
By United Newsroom, December 01, 2020

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- United is inviting MileagePlus members to give back on Giving Tuesday and throughout the holiday season by donating miles to nearly 40 non-profits through United Airlines' crowdsourcing platform, Miles on a Mission. Non-profits like Thurgood Marshall College Fund, College to Congress and Compass to Care are attempting to raise a total of more than 11 million miles to be used for travel for life-saving health care, continued education, humanitarian aid and more. United will match the first 125,000 miles raised for each of these organizations to help ensure they meet their goals.

United Raises Miles for Dozens of Non-Profits that Rely on Travel

Why we fly

By The Hub team, November 27, 2020

In October 2019, we launched a first-of-its-kind airline miles donation platform, Miles on a Mission. In the inaugural year, MileagePlus members donated over 70 million miles, with United matching over 20 million miles, to 51 organizations. These miles have allowed for these organizations to do important, life-changing, life-saving work in the communities we serve around the globe.

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