Featured Speaker: Jill Blickstein

Jill Blickstein

Vice President of Sustainability

American Airlines

Jill Blickstein is Vice President of Sustainability at American Airlines. With her deep experience in corporate responsibility and public policy, Jill works within American and across the aviation industry to find solutions to lower the climate impact of air travel.

Previously, Jill served as American’s Managing Director and Head of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG). Under her leadership, American became the first airline in the world to receive validation from the Science Based Targets initiative of its intermediate climate change goals and for the first time was added to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America. Jill is Vice Chair of the International Air Transport Association’s Sustainability and Environment Advisory Council and serves on the Business Environmental Leadership Council of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions.

Prior to joining American in 2019, she held several roles at JPMorgan Chase and Fannie Mae in the areas of philanthropy, corporate responsibility and public policy. She began her career at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and returned to OMB in 2009 to serve as chief of staff.

Jill earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Duke University and a master’s degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.