Chris Warren has been named director of air service development for Airport Strategy & Marketing (ASM), a global consulting firm that is part of the Manchester, England-based Aviation Week Network.

Warren will work in the U.S, and his appointment marks the expansion of ASM into North America. In his new role, Warren will consult with clients on air service and economic development, providing strategic guidance and representation to airports looking to expand routes and boost passenger numbers.

Warren has an extensive aviation industry background, including management roles in finance, revenue management and planning at American Airlines, TWA and ExpressJet Airlines, as well as consulting roles for U.S. airports, tourism boards and communities.

“Chris has a deep knowledge of the aviation industry earned from both airline and consulting perspectives, with financial and analytical skills honed by years of practical experience,” says David Stroud, managing director of ASM. “We’re confident that he will be invaluable to our aviation industry clients in reaching their maximum potential, and we are proud to welcome him to the ASM team.”