People: Alaska Air Group Inc (ALK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bradley Tilden

54 2014 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Alaska Air Group Inc., and Alaska Airlines Inc.

Brandon Pedersen

48 2014 Executive Vice President - Finance, Chief Financial Officer

David Campbell

53 2014 President and Chief Operating Officer of Horizon Air Industries, Inc,

Andrew Harrison

44 2015 Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue officer of Alaska Airlines

Christopher Berry

40 2015 Principal Accounting Officer, Controller; Managing Director of Alaska Airlines, Inc

Herman Wacker

66 2014 Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Vice President of Legal

Shane Tackett

2015 Vice President - Revenue Management

Benito Minicucci

48 2008 Executive Vice President - Operations and Chief Operating Officer of Alaska Airlines, Inc.

Phyllis Campbell

63 2012 Lead Independent Director

Patricia Bedient

61 2004 Independent Director

Marion Blakey

66 2010 Independent Director

Dhiren Fonseca

50 2014 Independent Director

Jessie Knight

64 2002 Independent Director

Dennis Madsen

66 2003 Independent Director

Helvi Sandvik

57 2013 Independent Director

Katherine Savitt

51 2014 Independent Director

J. Kenneth Thompson

63 1999 Independent Director

Eric Yeaman

47 2012 Independent Director

Lavanya Sareen

2014 Managing Director Of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Bradley Tilden

Mr. Bradley D. Tilden is the Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Alaska Air Group Inc., and Alaska Airlines Inc. Mr. Tilden joined Alaska Airlines in 1991, became Controller of Alaska Air Group, Inc. and Alaska Airlines in 1994, Chief Financial Officer in February 2000, Executive Vice President/Finance and Chief Financial Officer in January 2002, Executive Vice President/Finance and Planning in 2007, and President of Alaska Airlines in December 2008. He is a member of Air Group’s Management Executive Committee and was elected to the Air Group Board in 2010. He was elected Chief Executive Officer of Alaska Air Group, Inc., Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air Industries in May 2012, and was elected Chairman of the Board in November 2013.

Brandon Pedersen

Mr. Brandon S. Pedersen is the Executive Vice President - Finance, Chief Financial Officer of Alaska Air Group Inc. Mr. Pedersen joined Alaska Airlines in 2003 as Staff Vice President/Finance and Controller of Alaska Air Group and Alaska Airlines and was elected Vice President/Finance and Controller for both entities in 2006. He was elected Vice President/Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Alaska Air Group and Alaska Airlines in June 2010, and elected as Executive Vice President/Finance and Chief Financial Officer in 2014. He is a member of Air Group's Management Executive Committee.

David Campbell

Mr. David L. Campbell is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Horizon Air Industries, Inc, the subsidiary of Alaska Air Group Inc. Mr. Campbell joined Horizon Air in 2014 as President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Horizon, Mr. Campbell served more than 25 years of experience in maintenance and flight operations. Most recently, he served as the vice president of maintenance and engineering at jetBlue Airways from January 2014 to August 2014, and prior to that, he served as vice president of safety and operational performance at American Airlines. He joined American in 1988 after serving for four years in the U.S. Air Force and has overseen maintenance, quality, technical operations and safety. He is a member of Air Group's Management Executive Committee.

Andrew Harrison

Mr. Andrew Harrison is the Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue officer of Alaska Airlines, Inc. Mr. Andrew has a strong track record of leading teams to achieve and maintain top performance in our hyper-competitive industry," Alaska Airlines' CEO Brad Tilden said. "Andrew's knowledge, expertise and passion for this industry and our company, will help him and his team work to ensure Alaska has the best schedules, best service and best prices for our customers." He was elected Senior Vice President of Planning and Revenue Management in 2014. He is a member of Air Group's Management Executive Committee.

Christopher Berry

Christopher M. Berry is the Principal Accounting Officer, Controller, Managing Director of Alaska Airlines, Inc. Mr. Berry has served as the Company’s Controller and as Alaska Airlines, Inc.’s Managing Director, Accounting since February 2014. He joined the Company’s Finance division in 2005 and was promoted to Managing Director, Investor Relations for Alaska Airlines, Inc. in 2010. Mr. Berry is a certified public accountant and was previously employed as an auditor by Arthur Andersen and KPMG.

Herman Wacker

Mr. Herman Wacker is the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Vice President of Legal of Alaska Air Group, Inc. Mr. Wacker has been Vice President of Legal at Alaska Air Group, Inc. since February 2014 and served as its Managing Director of Labor & Employment Law from June 2007 to February 2014. He served as an Associate General Counsel of Alaska Airlines Inc. and Alaska Air Group Inc. since June 2007. He is a member of Air Group's Management Executive Committee.

Shane Tackett

Mr. Shane R. Tackett is the Vice President - Revenue Management of Alaska Air Group, Inc. As vice president of labor relations since 2011, Shane was integral in Alaska achieving long-term agreements with all five employee unions," said Harrison. "Shane's extraordinary analytical abilities and familiarity serving in the Revenue Management role on an acting basis for the past eight months, will bring valuable perspective to Alaska's revenue management efforts."

Benito Minicucci

Mr. Benito Minicucci is the Executive Vice President - Operations and Chief Operating Officer of Alaska Airlines, Inc., a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group Inc. Mr. Minicucci joined Alaska Airlines in 2004 as Staff Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering and was promoted to Vice President of Seattle Operations in June 2008. He was elected Executive Vice President/Operations and Chief Operating Officer of Alaska Airlines in December 2008. He is a member of Air Group’s Management Executive Committee.

Phyllis Campbell

Ms. Phyllis J. Campbell is the Lead Independent Director of Alaska Air Group Inc. She has been chairman of the Pacific Northwest Region for JPMorgan Chase & Co. since April 2009. She is the firm’s senior executive in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho , representing JPMorgan Chase at the most senior level. From 2003 to 2009, Ms. Campbell served as president and CEO of The Seattle Foundation, one of the nation’s largest community philanthropic foundations. She was president of U.S. Bank of Washington from 1993 until 2001 and served as chair of the bank’s Community Board. Ms. Campbell has received several awards for her corporate and community involvement. These awards include Women Who Make A Difference and Director of the Year from the Northwest Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Since August 2007, Ms. Campbell has served on Toyota’s Diversity Advisory Board. She also serves on the boards of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air (subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group) and Nordstrom, where she chaired the audit committee until November 2013. Until February 2009, she served on the boards of Puget Energy and its subsidiary, Puget Sound Energy.

Patricia Bedient

Ms. Patricia M. Bedient is an Independent Director of Alaska Air Group Inc. She is executive vice president and CFO for The Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world’s largest integrated forest products companies. A certified public accountant (CPA) since 1978, she served as managing partner of the Seattle office of Arthur Andersen LLP prior to joining Weyerhaeuser. Ms. Bedient also worked at Andersen’s Portland and Boise offices as a partner and as a CPA during her 27-year career with the firm. She serves on the boards of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air (subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group), the Overlake Hospital Medical Center Board, the Oregon State University Board of Trustees, and the University of Washington Foster School of Business Advisory Board. She has also served on the boards of a variety of civic organizations, including the Oregon State University Foundation Board of Trustees, the World Forestry Center, City Club of Portland, St. Mary’s Academy of Portland, and the Chamber of Commerce in Boise, Idaho. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Washington Society of CPAs. Ms. Bedient received her bachelor’s degree in business administration, with concentrations in finance and accounting, from Oregon State University in 1975.

Marion Blakey

Ms. Marion C. Blakey is an Independent Director of Alaska Air Group, Inc. Ms. Blakey was recently named president and CEO of Rolls-Royce North America. For the last seven years, she was president and CEO of Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the nation’s largest aerospace and defense trade association. Prior to her current position, she served as the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (the FAA) from 2002 to 2007 and chair of the National Transportation Safety Board (the NTSB) from 2001 to 2002. Ms. Blakey also serves on the boards of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air (subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group), Noblis, the NASA Advisory Council, the President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA), the Independent Takata Quality Assurance Panel, the International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations (ICCAIA), as well as a number of philanthropic and community organizations, including the Washington Area Airports Task Force Advisory Board and the International Aviation Women’s Association.

Dhiren Fonseca

Mr. Dhiren R. Fonseca is an Independent Director of Alaska Air Group, Inc. He joined Certares LP as a partner in December 2014. Previously, Mr. Fonseca was chief commercial officer at Expedia, Inc., where he served for more than 18 years. He contributed greatly to the online travel company’s growth and success, serving in a host of key roles including co-president of its global partner services group and senior vice president of corporate development among others. Mr. Fonseca helped found Exedia.com as part of the management team at Microsoft Corporation that brought the online travel company to life in 1995 and subsequently took it public in 1999. Before Expedia, he held multiple roles in product management and corporate technical sales at Microsoft Corporation. Mr. Fonseca currently serves on the boards of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air (subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group), Caesars Acquisition Corporation, eLong, Inc., and RentPath, Inc.

Jessie Knight

Mr. Jessie J. Knight, Jr., is an Independent Director of Alaska Air Group Inc. Mr. Knight is executive vice president of external affairs for Sempra Energy, as well as chairman of San Diego Gas and Electric Company and chairman of Southern California Gas Company, both subsidiaries of Sempra Energy. From 2010 to 2014, he was chairman and CEO of San Diego Gas & Electric. From 2006 to 2010, he was executive vice president of external affairs at Sempra Energy. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Knight served as president and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, and from 1993 to 1998, he was a commissioner of the California Public Utilities Commission. Prior to this, for eight years, Mr. Knight was vice president of marketing and strategic planning for the San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Examiner newspapers. While there, he won five National Clio Awards for television, radio and printed advertising and a Cannes Film Festival Golden Lion Award for business marketing. Prior to his media career, Mr. Knight spent ten years in finance and marketing with the Dole Foods Company in its banana and pineapple businesses. Mr. Knight serves on the boards of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air (subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group), the Timken Museum of Art in San Diego, the Southern California Leadership Council, and the University of California San Diego Foundation. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a corporate member of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is a board member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, The Energy Institute and The Inter-American Dialogue. He previously served ten years on the board of the San Diego Padres Baseball Club. He served seven years on the board of Avista Corp., a utility in Spokane, Washington, where he served on the audit and governance committees, and as lead director.

Dennis Madsen

Mr. Dennis F. Madsen is an Independent Director of Alaska Air Group Inc. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Madsen was president and CEO of Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), a retailer and online merchant for outdoor gear and clothing. He served as REI’s executive vice president and COO from 1987 to 2000, and prior to that held numerous other positions at REI. In 2010, Mr. Madsen was appointed a director of West Marine Inc., a publicly traded retail company in the recreational boating sector. He also chairs West Marine’s compensation and leadership development committee and serves on its nominations and governance committee. Other boards on which Mr. Madsen serves include Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air (subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group), the Western Washington University Foundation, Forterra, and the Youth Outdoors Legacy Fund.

Helvi Sandvik

Ms. Helvi K. Sandvik is an Independent Director of Alaska Air Group, Inc. Since 1995, Ms. Sandvik has been president of NANA Development Corporation, a diversified business engaged in government contracting, oilfield and mining support, professional management services, and engineering and construction. She also serves on the not-for-profit board of the Native American Contractors Association and as an advisor to the Robert Aqqaluk Newlin Trust. She was director of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Seattle Branch from 2004 to 2009 and served as its chair from 2008 to 2009. Ms. Sandvik also serves as a director of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air (subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group).

Katherine Savitt

Ms. Katherine J. Savitt is an Independent Director of Alaska Air Group, inc. Ms. Savitt is chief marketing officer for Yahoo!, responsible for global marketing and media. Prior to Yahoo!, Ms. Savitt was founder and CEO of Lockerz, a start-up focused on social commerce for Generation Z. Previously, she was executive vice president and chief marketing officer at American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., where she led both the global marketing efforts of the company’s portfolio of brands and the digital and e-commerce channels. Ms. Savitt has also served as vice president of strategic communications, content and entertainment initiatives for Amazon.com. She founded MWW/Savitt, an integrated marketing communications firm representing a diverse array of world class brands and consumer technology start-ups. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. Ms. Savitt also serves on the boards of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air (subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group), and the Vitamin Shoppe, Inc.

J. Kenneth Thompson

Mr. J. Kenneth Thompson is an Independent Director of Alaska Air Group Inc. Since 2000, Mr. Thompson has been president and CEO of Pacific Star Energy LLC, a private energy investment company in Alaska with partial ownership in the oil exploration firm Alaska Venture Capital Group (AVCG LLC). From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Thompson served as executive vice president of ARCO’s Asia Pacific oil and gas operating companies in Alaska, California, Indonesia, China and Singapore. Prior to that, he was president of ARCO Alaska, Inc., the parent company’s oil and gas producing division based in Anchorage, Alaska. He currently serves on the boards of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air (subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group), Pioneer Natural Resources Company, Tetra Tech, Inc., and Coeur Mining Corporation, as well as on the non-profit board of Provision Ministry Group. Mr. Thompson chairs the environmental, health, safety and social responsibility committee and serves on the governance and nominating and the audit committees of Coeur Mining Corporation. At Tetra Tech, Mr. Thompson serves on the strategy planning committee and chairs the compensation committee. At Pioneer Natural Resources, he serves on the governance and nominating, compensation and hydrocarbon reserves committees and chairs the health, safety and environmental committee.

Eric Yeaman

Mr. Eric K. Yeaman is an Independent Director of Alaska Air Group Inc. He is president and CEO of Hawaiian Telcom (a telecommunications company serving the state of Hawaii). Prior to joining Hawaiian Telcom in June 2008, he was senior executive vice president and COO of Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (HECO). Mr. Yeaman joined Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HEI), HECO’s parent company, in 2003 as financial vice president, treasurer and CFO. Prior to joining HEI, Mr. Yeaman held the positions of chief operating and financial officer for Kamehameha Schools from 2000 to 2003. He began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP in 1989. Mr. Yeaman serves on the not-for-profit boards of Queen’s Health Systems, Hawaii Community Foundation, Hawaii Business Roundtable, The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, Kamehameha Schools Audit Committee, Aloha United Way, and the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation. He is also a director of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air (subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group), Alexander & Baldwin, the United States Telcom Association, and is a member of the Hawaii Asia Pacific Association.

Lavanya Sareen

Mr. Lavanya Sareen is Managing Director Of Investor Relations of Alaska Air Group, Inc. Sareen is a 17-year veteran of the hospitality industry, having most recently served as director of corporate strategy and business development for United Airlines from 2011 to the present. Prior to that, he served as director of financial analysis for Continental Airlines and worked with Marriott Group Hotels and Taj Hotels. Sareen holds a master's of business administration degree in finance from Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Management and a bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Hotel Management.
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