As Managing Director, Global Environmental Affairs and Sustainability at United Airlines, Lauren Riley is responsible for leading United’s environmental sustainability strategy, including progressing its climate commitments, scaling sustainable aviation fuel, evaluating decarbonization technologies, and achieving environmental compliance. This portfolio supports United’s commitment to achieve 100% green by zeroing out carbon emissions by 2050 without relying on traditional carbon offsets.
Riley is a business leader focused on the relationship between innovation and environmental sustainability. With 20 years consulting experience, Riley has led a variety of initiatives addressing business and digital transformation, strategic planning, and change management that yield environmental and operational benefit.
Riley earned her MBA from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in Environmental Science from Bucknell University. She is a certified Change Management Advanced Practitioner through Georgetown University and PMP Certified.