United Continental Holdings has named its first female chairman: Jane Garvey, who will serve as the new non-executive chairman. She is North America chairman of Meridiam Infrastructure Finance Sarl, a public-private-partnership development and investment firm based in Paris focused on greenfield opportunities in transportation, water and social infrastructure. Before joining the United board in 2009, Garvey served on the transition team for President Barack Obama and before that, she headed U.S. public/private partnerships at JPMorgan, advising states on financing strategies for state governments. She also served as the 14th administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. Read the original story from The Wall Street Journal.