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JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.OQ)

JBLU.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joel Peterson

68 2008 Independent Chairman of the Board

Frank Sica

65 2008 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

James Leddy

53 2016 Interim Chief Financial Officer

James Hnat

45 2007 Executive Vice President - Corporate Affairs, General Counsel, Secretary

Martin George

52 2015 Executive Vice President - Commercial & Planning

Alexander Chatkewitz

51 2014 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

Robin Hayes

49 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Peter Boneparth

56 2008 Independent Director

David Checketts

60 2000 Independent Director

Virginia Gambale

56 2006 Independent Director

Stephan Gemkow

56 2008 Independent Director

Ellen Jewett

57 2011 Independent Director

Stanley McChrystal

61 2010 Independent Director

Thomas Winkelmann

56 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 of Peterson Partners, LLP, a private equity firm he founded in 1995. He is also the founding partner of Peterson Ventures, which manages a portfolio of small, early-stage investments and Whitman I Peterson, a real estate investment fund founded in 2008. From 1973 through 1990, Mr. Peterson served in several positions at Trammell Crow Company, a commercial real estate development company, including Chief Executive Officer from 1988 through 1990 and Chief Financial Officer from 1977 to 1985. Mr. Peterson has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business since 1992 where he is the Robert L. Joss Consulting Professor of Management and has served as a director for the Center for Leadership Development and Research and on the Advisory Council to the School. He is also an overseer for the Hoover Institution, a policy think tank at Stanford, and serves on the board of Ladder Capital Finance and Franklin Covey. As a private equity investor and 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 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. Within the past five years, Mr. Sica also served as a director of NorthStar Realty Finance 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.

James Leddy

Mr. James Leddy has been appointed as Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective on November 1, 2016. Mr. Leddy has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President Treasurer since November 2012. He was previously SVP of treasury and cash management at NBC Universal from 2008-2012.

James Hnat

Mr. James 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.

Martin George

Mr. Martin St. George serves as Executive Vice President - Commercial & Planning of JetBlue Airways Corporation. He is responsible for airline and network planning, marketing, sales and revenue. 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 U.S. Airways.

Alexander Chatkewitz

Mr. Alexander Chatkewitz serves as 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 Deliotte & Touche.

Robin Hayes

Mr. Robin Hayes serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Hayes became JetBlue’s Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of the Board of Directors in February 2015. Prior to this position, Mr. Hayes was JetBlue’s President, responsible for the airline’s commercial and operations areas including Airport Operations, Customer Support (Reservations), Flight Operations, Inflight, System Operations, Technical Operations, as well as Communications, Marketing, Network Planning and Sales from December 2013 until February 2015. He served as JetBlue’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer from August 2008 until December 2013. Prior to joining JetBlue, he was British Airways’ Executive Vice President for The Americas. Over the span of a 19-year career with British Airways, he also served as Area General Manager for Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. As a senior airline executive.

Peter Boneparth

Mr. Peter Boneparth serves as an Independent Director of JetBlue Airways Corporation. He served as president and CEO of the Jones Apparel Group from 2002 to 2007. Mr. Boneparth is a director of Kohl’s Corporation. 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 also oversees SCP Worldwide, a New York based investment firm formed in 2001 that focuses on sports, media and entertainment assets. Mr. Checketts served as Chairman and CEO of Legends Hospitality Management, founded by the NY 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. Prior to founding 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 both Bankers Trust Alex Brown and Merrill Lynch. Ms. Gambale serves on the National Association of Corporate Directors Risk Oversight Advisory Council. Ms. Gambale is an adjunct faculty member for Columbia University’s Masters in Technology Leadership program and is also one of 3 members of the Executive Advisory Board of Columbia University’s Center for Technology Management. Within the past five years, Ms. Gambale served as a director of Piper Jaffray Companies and Motive, Inc. As a former Chief Information Officer and a partner at a firm involved with technology and data communications,

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. Mr. Gemkow was appointed to our Board of Directors in connection with Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s purchase of approximately 19% of our common stock in 2008. Mr. Gemkow was elected as an independent member of our Board of Directors in 2013. Within the past five years, Mr. Gemkow served on the Boards of GfK SE, a public company in Germany, Amadeus IT Holding S.A., 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 is a Trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission and serves as the President of the Board of the Brearley School and Vice Chair of the Board at Wesleyan University. 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

General Retired Stanley A. McChrystal serves as an Independent Director of JetBlue Airways Corporation., 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 Finance Committee. 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 December 2011. 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, wireless and laser technologies, and on the board of Knowledge International. As a former senior military leader, Gen. McChrystal has experience in logistics, air traffic issues, talent management and experience with government and regulatory affairs.

Thomas Winkelmann

Mr. Thomas Winkelmann serves as a Independent director of Jetblue Airways Corporation. Previously, he served as Vice-President of the Americas for Lufthansa German Airlines. Mr. Winkelmann has held senior management positions for Lufthansa in the United States since 1998. He started as Manager of Area Management Latin America and the Caribbean. 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. Mr. Winkelmann was originally nominated to our Board of Directors in connection with Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s purchase of approximately 19% of our common stock in 2008. Mr. Winkelmann is now standing for reelection as an independent member of our Board of Directors since Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s March 2015 divestiture of its ownership interest in JetBlue. As a senior airline executive, Mr. Winkelmann’s qualifications and experience include sales, marketing, revenue management, airline operations, knowledge of Latin American and the Caribbean as well as general airline industry knowledge.