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JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joel Peterson

69 2008 Independent Chairman of the Board

Frank Sica

66 2008 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Stephen Priest

46 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

James Hnat

46 2007 Executive Vice President - Corporate Affairs, General Counsel, Secretary

Marty George

53 2015 Executive Vice President - Commercial & Planning

Alexander Chatkewitz

52 2014 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

Robin Hayes

50 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Peter Boneparth

57 2008 Independent Director

David Checketts

61 2000 Independent Director

Virginia Gambale

57 2006 Independent Director

Stephan Gemkow

57 2008 Independent Director

Ellen Jewett

58 2011 Independent Director

Stanley McChrystal

62 2010 Independent Director

Thomas Winkelmann

57 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Joel Peterson

Mr. Joel C. Peterson serves as an Independent Chairman of the Board of Jetblue Airways Corporation. Mr. Peterson is the Founding Partner and Chairman of Peterson Partners, a Salt Lake City-based investment management firm with $1 billion under management. Peterson Partners has invested in over 200 companies through 13 funds in four primary asset classes: growth-oriented private equity, venture capital, real estate, and search funds. From 1973-1990, Mr. Peterson served in several positions at Trammell Crow Company, then the world’s largest private commercial real estate development firm, including serving as Chief Financial Officer from 1977-1985, and Chief Executive Officer from 1988-1990. Mr. Peterson has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business since 1992, where he is The Robert L. Joss Adjunct Professor of Management. He has served as a director for the Center for Leadership Development and Research, and on the Advisory Council to the School. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Overseers at the Hoover Institution, a policy think tank at Stanford, and serves on the boards of Franklin Covey, Bonobos, and Packsize. Within the last five years, Mr. Peterson served on the board of Ladder Capital Finance. As a private equity investor and a former Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of a commercial real estate company, Mr. Peterson’s qualifications and experience include knowledge of real estate, customer service, talent management and leadership development.

Frank Sica

Mr. Frank V. Sica serves as an Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of JetBlue Airways Corporation. Mr. Sica has served as a Managing Partner at Tailwind Capital, a private equity firm, since 2006. From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Sica was a Senior Advisor to Soros Private Funds Management. During that period Mr. Sica was also President of Menemsha Capital Partners, Ltd., a private investment firm. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Sica was President of Soros Private Funds Management LLC, which oversaw the direct real estate and private equity investment activities of Soros. In 1998, Mr. Sica joined Soros Fund Management, where he was a Managing Director responsible for Soros’ private equity investments. From 1988 to 1998, Mr. Sica was a Managing Director in Morgan Stanley’s Merchant Banking Division. In 1996, Mr. Sica was elevated to Co-CEO of Morgan Stanley’s Merchant Banking Division. From 1974 to 1977, Mr. Sica was an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Sica is a director of CSG Systems International, Inc., Safe Bulkers, Inc. and Kohl’s Corporation. As a private equity investor, Mr. Sica’s qualifications and experience include finance and investment experience, talent management, experience in the areas of real estate, technology, risk management oversight (including commodities risk), general airline industry knowledge and international business and finance experience.

Stephen Priest

Mr. Stephen J. Priest is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Priest joined the Company in 2015 as Vice President Structural Programs, heading the Company's Strategic Sourcing, fleet and engine strategy, and Continuous Improvement groups. Prior to that, he was at British Airways Plc for 19 years, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, North Atlantic Joint Business from 2012-2015 and Senior Vice President, Strategy and Planning from 2009-2012. Priest has more than 20 years of experience leading financial, operational, and commercial aspects of the airline business and most recently served as the airline’s vice president, structural programs. Priest joined JetBlue in 2015 and in his most recent role was responsible for JetBlue’s strategic sourcing efforts and for fleet and engine strategy. He spearheaded high-priority change initiatives including the launch of the airline’s on-time performance program and structural cost initiative, which is set to generate $250-$300 million in cost savings by 2020. In his new role, he will continue to oversee the successful implementation of the structural cost program. Prior to JetBlue, Priest held positions of increasing responsibility at British Airways from 1996 to 2015. Most recently, he served as senior vice president, North Atlantic joint business where he significantly grew unit revenue and market share with partner airlines. He also served in senior roles in strategy and planning; customer contact and distribution; and commercial and call center operations. He served as regional vice president, controller for Western Europe, Latin America, and Caribbean and as chief financial officer for BA Ground Handling Services. He is a graduate in economics and geography of Victoria University of Manchester (UK) and a qualified Chartered Global Management Accountant.

James Hnat

Mr. James Gabriel Hnat serves as an Executive Vice President - Corporate Affairs, General Counsel, Secretary of Jetblue Airways Corporation. Previously, he served as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary from March 2006, as General Counsel and Assistant Secretary from February 2003 to March 2006 and as Associate General Counsel from June 2001 to January 2003. Prior to joining JetBlue, Mr. Hnat worked as an attorney at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, where he specialized in aircraft finance transactions and at Condon & Forsyth LLP where he specialized in airline defense litigation. Mr. Hnat is a member of the bar of New York and Massachusetts.

Marty George

Mr. Marty St. George is Executive Vice President - Commercial & Planning of Jetblue Airways Corporation. Prior to this appointment, Mr. St. George served as our Senior Vice President - Commercial. Mr. St. George joined JetBlue in July 2006 and has held several roles including Senior Vice President - Marketing and Commercial Strategy and Vice President - Planning. Prior to JetBlue, Mr. St. George held marketing and network planning roles at United Airlines and US Airways.

Alexander Chatkewitz

Mr. Alexander Chatkewitz is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of the Company. Prior to joining JetBlue, Mr. Chatkewitz worked at Philip Morris International, where he served as Vice President & Controller - Financial Reporting & Accounting Research since 2008. Prior to Phillip Morris, he served for a decade as Altria Group’s Vice President Assistant Controller - Financial Reporting & Consolidations. Mr. Chatkewitz also held positions at Marsh & McLennan Companies as well as the audit practice of Deloitte & Touche.

Robin Hayes

Mr. Robin Hayes serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He is our Chief Executive Office and President. He was promoted to President on January 1, 2014 and Chief Executive Officer on February 16, 2015. He joined JetBlue after nineteen years at British Airways. In his last role at British Airways, Mr. Hayes served as Executive Vice President for The Americas and before that he served in a number of operational and commercial positions in the UK and Germany.

Peter Boneparth

Mr. Peter Boneparth serves as an Independent Director of JetBlue Airways Corporation. He is the former Senior Advisor of Irving Capital Partners, a private equity group, from February 2009 through 2014. He served as president and CEO of the Jones Apparel Group from 2002 to 2007. Mr. Boneparth is a director of Kohl’s Corporation and johnnie-O Inc. As a senior retail executive, Mr. Boneparth’s qualifications and experience include finance and investment experience, talent management, international business experience, knowledge of brand enhancement and customer service, oversight of risk management and crewmember relations.

David Checketts

Mr. David W. Checketts serves as an Independent Director of Jetblue Airways Corporation. Mr. Checketts is the Managing Partner of Checketts Partners Investment Management, a private equity firm founded in 2011 focused on sports, media and entertainment investments. Its portfolio companies include ScoreBig, Inc., Veritone Inc. and Gravity Media. Mr. Checketts served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Legends Hospitality Management, founded by the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys, from December 2011 to October 2015. Mr. Checketts founded SCP Worldwide in 2006 which owned and operated the St. Louis Blues, Scottrade Center, the 2009 Major League Soccer Champions Real Salt Lake, Rio Tinto Stadium and ESPN 700 Sports talk radio. From 1994 to 2001, Mr. Checketts was President and Chief Executive Officer of Madison Square Garden Corporation. From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Checketts was the President of the New York Knicks professional basketball team. From 1990 to 1991, he was Vice President of Development for the National Basketball Association. From 1984 to 1990, Mr. Checketts was President of the Utah Jazz professional basketball team. As an investor and chairman of an investment firm, Mr. Checketts’ qualifications and experience include business operations, finance and investment experience, knowledge of our competitive landscape, and experience with customer service, brand and talent management.

Virginia Gambale

Ms. Virginia Gambale serves as an Independent Director of Jetblue Airways Corporation. She has been a Managing Partner of Azimuth Partners LLC, a strategic and advisory firm in the field of technology and data communications solutions, since 2003. Prior to starting Azimuth Partners, Ms. Gambale was a Partner at Deutsche Bank Capital and ABS Ventures from 1999 to 2003. Prior to that, she held the position of Chief Information Officer at Bankers Trust Alex Brown and Merrill Lynch. Ms. Gambale serves on the NACD Risk Oversight Advisory Council. Ms. Gambale serves on the Boards of the Dundee Corporation and First Derivatives plc. As a former Chief Information Officer and a partner at a firm involved with technology and data communications, Ms. Gambale’s qualifications and experience include the management of large scale, high transaction volume systems and technology infrastructure, as well as investing in innovative technologies and developing the ability to adapt and grow these technologies to significantly enhance the performance of operations, risk management and delivery of new products.

Stephan Gemkow

Mr. Stephan Gemkow serves as an Independent Director of Jetblue Airways Corporation., since August 2008. Mr. Gemkow became the Chief Executive Officer of Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH in August 2012. Previously, he was a member of the Deutsche Lufthansa AG Executive Board and its Chief Financial Officer, serving in that capacity since June 2006. Mr. Gemkow joined Deutsche Lufthansa AG in 1990, working in various management capacities before serving as Senior Vice President Group Finance from July 2001 until January 2004. Mr. Gemkow then joined the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo AG, where he was responsible for Finance and Human Resources. Within the past five years, Mr. Gemkow served on the Boards of Amadeus IT Holding S.A., a public company in Spain, and Celesio AG. Currently, Mr. Gemkow is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TAKKT AG as well as Member of the Supervisory Board of Evonik Industries AG. As the former Chief Financial Officer of an international airline, Mr. Gemkow’s experience and qualifications include finance and investment experience, a deep understanding of human resources and labor relations, airline operational experience, knowledge of the competitive landscape, experience with government and regulatory affairs, risk management, including commodities risk, customer service and brand enhancement, international experience and general airline industry knowledge.

Ellen Jewett

Ms. Ellen Jewett serves as an Independent Director of JetBlue Airways Corporation, since July 25, 2011. Ms. Jewett is Managing Partner of Canoe Point Capital, LLC, an investment firm focusing on early stage social ventures. From 2010-2015, Ms. Jewett was the Managing Director Head of U.S. Government and Infrastructure for BMO Capital Markets covering airports and infrastructure banking. Prior to that, Ms. Jewett spent more than 20 years at Goldman, Sachs & Co. specializing in airport infrastructure financing, most recently serving as head of the public sector transportation group, and previously, as head of the airport finance group. Ms. Jewett serves as the President of the Board of the Brearley School and is a director for Fundamental Credit Opportunities (FCO) U.S. and Offshore Feeder Funds. As a finance professional, Ms. Jewett’s qualifications and experience include domestic and international finance, business and investment experience, talent management and experience in the areas of airports and infrastructure.

Stanley McChrystal

Gen. (Retd.) Stanley A. McChrystal serves as an Independent Director of JetBlue Airways Corporation., Gen. McChrystal commanded the U.S. and NATO’s security mission in Afghanistan, served as the director of the Joint Staff and was the Commander of Joint Special Operations Command, where he was responsible for the nation’s deployed military counter terrorism efforts. Gen. McChrystal is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, the United States Naval Command and Staff College and was a military fellow at both the Council on Foreign Relations and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. General McChrystal is currently teaching a seminar on leadership at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University and serves alongside his wife Annie on the Board of Directors for the Yellow Ribbon Fund, a non-profit organization committed to helping wounded veterans and their families. Gen. McChrystal is a director of Navistar International Corp. and serves on their Nominating & Governance and Compensation Committees. Since December 2011, he has served as Chairman of the board of Siemens Government Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary and a Federal Business Entity of Siemens AG. Since August 2011, he has served as a member of the Board of Advisors of General Atomics, a world leader of resources for high-technology systems ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely operated surveillance aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, ireless and laser technologies. Within the last five years, Gen. McChrystal served on the board of Knowledge International.

Thomas Winkelmann

Mr. Thomas Winkelmann serves as a Independent director of Jetblue Airways Corporation. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Lufthansa German Airlines (Hub Munich) since January 1, 2016. He was also a member of the Group Executive Committee of Lufthansa Group. From September 2006 through December 2015, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Germanwings GmbH. Previously, he served as Vice-President of the Americas for Lufthansa German Airlines. Since September 2000, as Vice President of The Americas based in New York, Mr. Winkelmann was responsible for the entire Lufthansa organization in North and South America. His responsibilities included all operative functions, sales, marketing and the stations. Moreover, he was a member of the Executive Board of Eurowings Luftverkehrs AG from 2006-2008. Before joining Lufthansa in 1998, Mr. Winkelmann held management positions, among others, at Deutsche Reisebüro GmbH and at Kaufhof AG in Germany and in the U.S. Within the past five years, Mr. Winkelmann served on the Boards of Directors of Lufthansa CityLine GmbH and Air Dolomiti S.p.A. Linee Aeree Regionali Europee. As a senior airline executive, Mr. Winkelmann’s qualifications and experience include sales, marketing, revenue management, airline operations, knowledge of North America, Latin American and the Caribbean as well as general airline industry knowledge.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Joel Peterson

229,977

Frank Sica

174,977

Stephen Priest

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James Hnat

1,038,580

Marty George

1,055,180

Alexander Chatkewitz

493,021

Robin Hayes

3,160,900

Peter Boneparth

212,082

David Checketts

186,000

Virginia Gambale

199,977

Stephan Gemkow

174,977

Ellen Jewett

179,977

Stanley McChrystal

189,977

Thomas Winkelmann

174,977
As Of  30 Dec 2016