Episode 052 – John M. Holmes, Chairman, President, and CEO, AAR CORP
On this episode of The Executives’ Exchange, we are privileged to feature one of Chicago’s next generation of civic leaders John M. Holmes, Chairman, President, and CEO of AAR CORP. With an illustrious career spanning over two decades in the aviation sector, Holmes is known for his strategic thinking, operational excellence, and effective leadership.
00:00 – Intro
1:08 – Early life
5:35 – College
10:51 – Investment banking analyst/career path
16:10 – AAR
19:33 – Experience led to CEO
25:04 – Challenges in the aviation industry/COVID effects
37:21 – Message from sponsor, Shure
37:52 – New terminal at O’Hare
40:03 – Civic work
46:12 – How to encourage CEOs to engage in Civic work
49:05 – Raising kids in the city
51:48 – Bringing bees to AAR CORP
53:51 – DJ hobby
55:24 – Future of aviation
57:47 – Advice for young generation
59:17 – Rapid fire questions
1:01:59 – Outro
Episode Link: AAR CORP
Host: Margaret Mueller, President & CEO, The Executives’ Club of Chicago
Producer: Eva Penar, Chief Content & Communications Officer, The Executives’ Club of Chicago
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