Congratulations to Gary Kennedy, American Airlines Senior Vice President and General Counsel (pictured, left, with State Bar of Texas President Roland Johnson). The Texas Minority Counsel Program named Kennedy the Corporate Counsel of the Year for his commitment to promoting diversity in the legal profession and at American Airlines. 

Kennedy is a founding member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. Last year, he helped organize a Call to Action Summit that enabled a forum for discussion about improving diversity between the general counsels of large corporations and managing partners of top law firms. Because of Kennedy’s leadership, American Airlines’ legal department has successfully implemented diversity initiatives, improving diversity within the department and promoting it through outside counsel.