People: Alaska Air Group Inc (ALK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bradley Tilden

53 2014 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Alaska Air Group Inc., and Alaska Airlines Inc.

Brandon Pedersen

47 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance

David Campbell

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

Herman Wacker

2014 General Counsel

Benito Minicucci

47 2008 Executive Vice President - Operations and Chief Operating Officer of Alaska Airlines, Inc.

Phyllis Campbell

62 2012 Lead Independent Director

Dhiren Fonseca

49 2014 Director

Kathy Savitt

2014 Director

Patricia Bedient

60 2004 Independent Director

Marion Blakey

65 2010 Independent Director

Jessie Knight

63 2002 Independent Director

R. Marc Langland

72 2012 Independent Director

Dennis Madsen

65 2003 Independent Director

Helvi Sandvik

56 2013 Independent Director

J. Kenneth Thompson

62 1999 Independent Director

Eric Yeaman

46 2012 Independent Director

Lavanya Sareen

2014 Managing Director Of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Bradley Tilden

Mr. Bradley D. Tilden has been appointed as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Alaska Air Group Inc., and Alaska Airlines Inc. He has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of the Company and Alaska Airlines, Inc., effective January 1, 2014. He served as executive vice president of finance and planning from 2002 to 2008 and as chief financial officer from 2000 to 2008 for Alaska Airlines and Alaska Air Group. Prior to 2000, Mr. Tilden was vice president of finance at Alaska Airlines and Alaska Air Group. Mr. Tilden worked for the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers prior to joining Alaska Airlines. He also serves on the boards of Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, Flow International, Pacific Lutheran University, and chairs the board of the Chief Seattle Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Brandon Pedersen

Mr. Brandon S. Pedersen is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance of Alaska Air Group Inc. Pedersen joined Alaska in 2003 and assumed roles of increasing responsibility, becoming chief financial officer in 2010. Harrison, who also joined Alaska in 2003 after a 16-year career in public accounting, became vice president of planning and revenue management in 2008.

David Campbell

Mr. David L. Campbell is appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer of Horizon Air Industries, Inc, the subsidiary of Alaska Air Group Inc., effective August 11, 2014. Mr. Campbell most recently served as Vice President, Technical Operations at JetBlue Airways. From December 2009 to January 2014, he was the Vice President, Safety and Operational Performance at American Airlines. From May 2007 to December 2009, Mr. Campbell served as American Eagle Airlines’ Senior Vice President, Technical Operations and Chief Operations Officer. A veteran of the United States Air Force, Mr. Campbell is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Herman Wacker

Mr. Herman Wacker has been appointed as General Counsel of the Company effective October 1, 2014 and as Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of the Company effective May 14, 2014. Wacker joined the company in 2007 as associate general counsel and managing director of labor and employment law. He has practiced this area of the law in Seattle since 1975 and has represented labor unions, employees and employers as an advisor, mediator and trial lawyer.

Benito Minicucci

Mr. Benito Minicucci is Executive Vice President - Operations and Chief Operating Officer of Alaska Airlines, Inc., a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group Inc. He 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 Lead Independent Director of Alaska Air Group Inc. Ms. Campbell is lead director and chair of the Board's Governance and Nominating Committee. She was named chair of the Pacific Northwest Region of JPMorgan Chase & Co. in April 2009 and, as vice chair, is the firm's most senior executive in the region. From 2003 to 2009, Ms. Campbell served as president and CEO of The Seattle Foundation, one of the nation's 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 the Women Who Make A Difference Award and the 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), the Joshua Green Corporation, and Nordstrom, where she is chair of the audit committee. Until February 2009, she served on the boards of Puget Energy and its subsidiary, Puget Sound Energy.

Dhiren Fonseca

Kathy Savitt

Patricia Bedient

Ms. Patricia M. Bedient is Independent Director of Alaska Air Group Inc. Ms. Bedient chairs the Board's Audit Committee. She is executive vice president and CFO for Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's integrated forest products companies. A certified public accountant (CPA) since 1978, she served as managing partner of Arthur Andersen LLP's Seattle office 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 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 Independent Director of Alaska Air Group, Inc. Ms. Blakey is chair of the Board's Safety Committee. She also served on the Board's Audit Committee during 2012. Ms. Blakey is president and CEO of The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the nation's 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 (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, and the President's Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA), as well as a number of philanthropic and community organizations, including the Washington Area Airports Task Force Advisory Board, International Aviation Women's Association, and Friends Foundation Advisory Board.

Jessie Knight

Mr. Jessie J. Knight, Jr., is Independent Director of Alaska Air Group Inc. Mr. Knight serves on the Board's Safety Committee and its Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Knight is chairman and CEO of San Diego Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy. 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, Mr. Knight was vice president of marketing and strategic planning for the San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Examiner. 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. Mr. Knight serves on the boards of Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air (subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group), the San Diego Padres Baseball Club, and the Timken Museum of Art in San Diego. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a corporate member of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

R. Marc Langland

Mr. R. Marc Langland is Independent Director of Alaska Air Group Inc. Mr. Langland is a member of the Board's Governance and Nominating and its Compensation and Leadership Development Committees. He has been chairman of Northrim Bank (Anchorage, Alaska) since 1998, served as director since 1990, and served as the bank's president from 1990 until 2009. Mr. Langland has also served as chair, president and CEO of the bank's parent company, Northrim BanCorp, Inc. since 1998. He was chair and CEO of Key Bank of Alaska from 1987 to 1988 and president from 1985 to 1987. From 1978 to 1985, Mr. Langland was president of First National Bank of Fairbanks. In 2001, Mr. Langland was inducted into the Alaska Business Hall of Fame. He served on the board of trustees of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation from 1987 to 1991 and was chair from 1990 to 1991. Mr. Langland is past chairman of the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce and the Fairbanks Chamber. In 2008, the Alaska State Chamber awarded Mr. Langland the William A. Egan Alaskan Award. He is also a director of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air (subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group), Usibelli Coal Mine, Elliott Cove Capital Management, and Pacific Advisors, a member of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, and a board member and past chairman of Commonwealth North.

Dennis Madsen

Mr. Dennis F. Madsen is Independent Director of Alaska Air Group Inc. Mr. Madsen serves on the Board's Compensation and Leadership Development Committee and its Audit Committee. He is currently the chair of Evolucion Inc. (evo.com), an action sports retailer in Seattle. 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 positions throughout 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 serves on West Marine's governance and compensation committees. Other boards on which Mr. Madsen is a member include Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air (subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group), the Western Washington University Foundation, Western Washington University, Islandwood, and the Youth Outdoors Legacy Fund.

Helvi Sandvik

Ms. Helvi Sandvik is Independent Director of the Company. She is President of NANA Development Corporation.

J. Kenneth Thompson

Mr. J. Kenneth Thompson is Independent Director of Alaska Air Group Inc. Mr. Thompson is chair of the Board's Compensation and Leadership Development Committee and serves on the Board's Safety Committee. 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). Mr. Thompson served as executive vice president of ARCO's Asia Pacific oil and gas operating companies in Alaska, California, Indonesia, China and Singapore from 1998 to 2000. Prior to that, he was president of ARCO Alaska, Inc., the parent company's oil and gas producing division based in Anchorage, Alaska. He also serves on the boards of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air (subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group), Pioneer Natural Resources Company, Tetra Tech, Inc., and Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation, as well as on the non-profit board of Provision Ministry Group. Mr. Thompson also serves on the environmental, health, safety and social responsibility, the governance and nominating, and the audit committees of Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation. At Tetra Tech, Mr. Thompson serves on the audit, the governance and nominating, and the strategy planning committees and chairs the compensation committee. At Pioneer Natural Resources, he serves on the governance and nominating, compensation and hydrocarbon reserves committees.

Eric Yeaman

Mr. Eric K. Yeaman is Independent Director of Alaska Air Group Inc. He is president and CEO of Hawaiian Telcom. Prior to joining Hawaiian Telcom in June 2008, Mr. Yeaman was senior executive vice president and COO of Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (HECO). Mr. Yeaman joined Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc., HECO's parent company, in January 2003 as financial vice president, treasurer and CFO. Prior to this, Mr. Yeaman held the positions of chief operating and financial officer for Kamehameha Schools from July 2000 to January 2003. He began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP in September 1989. Mr. Yeaman serves on the not-for-profit boards of Queen's Health Systems, Bishop Museum, 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 a member of the Hawaii Asia Pacific Association.

Lavanya Sareen

Mr. Lavanya Sareen is Managing Director Of Investor Relations of the Company. 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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