Exec hired as “key leader” leaves United

United Airlines experienced major leadership shake-ups after its merger with Continental Airlines in 2010.(Courtesy of United)

By Shen Lu United Continental Holdings Inc.’s chief commercial officer, Julia Haywood, has stepped down after less than six months on the job, the airline confirmed Friday. Haywood’s responsibilities included sales, network planning, pricing and revenue management. Haywood, a former Boston Consulting Group partner, was hired on August 18, along with Andrew Levy, chief financial […]

Mother daughter puppet team performs as part of international puppet theater festival

Photo at top: Puppeteer Lolly Extract presents her hand-made puppets on display at her home. (Wen-Yee Lee/MEDILL)

By Wen-Yee Lee The International Puppet Theater Festival is welcoming hundreds of puppeteers from January 19-29.  Founder and puppeteer of Jabberwocky Marionettes, a Chicago-based puppet theater, Lolly Extract and her daughter performed their own show at the Chicago Cultural Center. “Jabberwock” was a dragon in the book Alice in Wonderland, from which she named her […]