Brett Hart, ’94, Joins Innocence Project Board of Directors

Brett Hart, President of United Airlines, Joins Innocence Project Board of Directors

The Innocence Project announced today that Brett Hart, the president of United Airlines, has been elected to its Board of Directors.

The first African American to be president of United in the airline’s 94-year history, Mr. Hart stepped into his current role in May 2020 just months after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a global lockdown. An attorney by training, Mr. Hart oversees United’s global operations. Additionally, he leads the airline’s external-facing functions, which include the government affairs, regulatory, corporate communications, market and community innovation, legal, global community engagement, and environmental sustainability teams. He is also responsible for United’s business-critical functions, including the corporate real estate, human resources, and labor relations teams. He previously served as United’s executive vice president and chief administrative officer.

“I have long been a supporter and admirer of the powerful work of the Innocence Project, so it is an honor and a privilege to join the Board of Directors,” said Mr. Hart. “I am eager to contribute my time and energy to advancing their work correcting wrongful convictions and creating a fairer and more accurate legal system.”

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