Thursday, April 23, 2009

Love Out Loud for George Carrancho

As National Sales & Marketing Manager-LGBT Community, George Carrancho is a member of American Airlines' unique Rainbow TeAAm which focuses on marketing and outreach for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community. The American Airlines Rainbow TeAAm is considered the nation’s first dedicated LGBT sales team at a Fortune 500 corporation. Through their work, and the leadership of American Airlines management, the airline is one of only 13 corporations in the U.S. that have earned perfect marks each year from the Human Rights Campaign through its Corporate Equality Index.

Carrancho works closely with national and local LGBT organizations and businesses, ensuring that American Airlines remains the premier airline of choice for LGBT travelers worldwide. Carrancho and Betty Young helped spearhead and launch American’s dedicated LGBT microsite, another first in the airline industry.

During his 15 years with AA and subsidiary divisions, Carrancho served in a variety of marketing positions, interacting with many of AA's top travel clients while in New York City. He is now based at AA's corporate headquarters near DFW International Airport. The South Texas native is a 1993 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American Studies. He is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese.

He currently serves on the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Corporate Advisory Committee, Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Diversity Sub-committee, Lambda Legal Leadership Council, on the Board of Directors for the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association and represents American Airlines’ Gay Employee Resource Group on the Diversity Advisory Council with American’s 16 other ERGs.

He definitely wears a white hat and has been very helpful with Bacharach to the Future and Love Out Loud POZ is very grateful for all he has done.

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