Until Dec. 9 2014, Goren was chief financial officer of American and parent AMR. She left her job that day upon the merger of AMR and US Airways Group to form American Airlines Group. Goren, who joined American as a financial analyst in 1986, moved upwards through the organization until being named senior vice president and CFO in July 2010. Goren also has served on The Gap board of directors since August 2011.Bella Goren has joined the LyondellBasell board of directors in February 2014. Before joining American, Ms. Goren was a chemical engineer, conducting nuclear waste disposal research for DuPont from 1983 to 1985. She earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, with highest honors, from the University of Texas and an MBA from Southern Methodist University (SMU), where she graduated first in her class.