Robert Hill spent 25 years of his aviation career in strategic network planning roles at American Airlines. From 1994 until 2012, Mr. Hill served as American’s Director of Network Planning, responsible for global alliance management, domestic and international network development, U.S. hub / gateway planning, new service identification, and revenue forecast evaluation. As a principal decision maker within American’s Network Planning team, Mr. Hill was heavily involved in the airline’s ongoing five-year plans.As part of the evolution of the oneworld Alliance into Atlantic and Pacific anti-trust-privileged joint ventures, Mr. Hill helped guide the implementation of American’s network planning partnerships with British Airways / Iberia and Japan Airlines. He also worked jointly on ATI immunized network planning projects with senior executives from LAN Airlines and Finnair. Mr. Hill was central to the creation and refinement of American Airlines’first automated forecast capability – the Integrated Forecast System (IFS). He managed the initial business development of the system, including proprietary QSI share algorithms and innovative data adjustment methodologies. This forecast infrastructure served as the precursor for many of SABRE’s commercial air service planning products. A significant part of Mr. Hill’s success at American Airlines was his management coordination with Revenue Management, Alliances, Finance, and the Fleet Planning groups. Externally, Mr. Hill served as a key liaison with airport, government, and consulting industry professionals. He regularly represented American at industry air service development conferences from 1997 onward. Mr. Hill holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Williams College, as well as an MBA from the University of Texas-Dallas.