Art Torno is Senior Vice President for Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America (MCLA) for American Airlines Group and its subsidiary company, American Airlines. In this role, Torno has responsibility for airport operations and broad oversight of American’s strategic initiatives throughout MCLA, the largest international operation in American’s route system. He also closely partners with the Sales, Capacity Planning, Real Estate, Government Affairs and Community Affairs groups to strengthen, promote and advocate for American Airlines in South Florida and throughout MCLA. Torno is based in Miami. Previously, Torno served as vice president- MCLA for American Airlines. He joined American in 1979 as a flight attendant, and has had various positions and management roles in the company including vice president- New York, vice president- Caribbean and Latin American operations and vice president-Miami. Before being named a corporate officer in November 1996, Torno also served as managing director- Miami, managing director- San Juan and was the airline’s manager of passenger services at Los Angeles International Airport; general manager at Bakersfield, California; a group supervisor at Los Angeles and a supervisor at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.
Before joining the airline, Torno was a staff auditor with the accounting firm of Arthur Young & Company in Philadelphia.
Torno serves on the board of governors of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors of United Way of Miami–Dade and is co–chair of One Community, One Goal. He has been involved in many community organizations throughout his career including serving on the boards of NYC & Company, New York Pops, the Regional Planning Association, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, Citizens Budget Commission and York College Foundation.
A native of Camden, New Jersey, Torno received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from LaSalle University in Philadelphia in 1977.
He and his wife, have two daughters and a son.