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Linda Jojo earns Chicago CIO of the Year honors

By Ryan Hood, March 31, 2017

Our Chief Information Officer (CIO) and EVP Linda Jojo was named Chicago CIO of the Year by the Chicago CIO Leadership Association this morning.

Linda won the Super Global category, besting the competition from McDonalds and Motorola, among others.

"Linda has put a high premium on modernizing technology to make sure our employees have the absolute state-of-the-art tools to serve our customers. Her philosophy is simple: Our employees ought to have the same level of innovation and sophistication that our customers would choose for themselves," Oscar said. "Linda has created a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation among her team; a zeal to continue to improve our service and achieve a higher level of excellence. That speaks not only to the depth of her expertise, but also to her skills as a manager, team builder, leader and friend."

Since she joined the company in 2014, she's led a paradigm shift in the way we think about our airline. Linda's leadership has helped put a technology mindset into action by putting our employees and customers in greater control of the travel experience.

We are a mobile operation. To that end, Linda and her team are in the process of rolling out more than 50,000 mobile devices to customer service representatives, pilots, flight attendants, ramp service employees and others. They've also worked on improving the stability and security of our systems.

"I'm humbled to accept the award on behalf of United's IT team around the world. Every day we strive to deliver the tools and technology to allow all of us to connect people and unite the world," Linda said. "And the best part? We are just getting started!"

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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