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JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joel Peterson

70 2008 Independent Chairman of the Board

Joanna Geraghty

45 2018 President, Chief Operating Officer

Robin Hayes

51 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Frank Sica

67 2008 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Stephen Priest

47 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Marty George

54 2015 Executive Vice President - Commercial & Planning

Alexander Chatkewitz

53 2014 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

Brandon Nelson

2018 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

B. Ben Baldanza

54 2018 Independent Director

Peter Boneparth

58 2008 Independent Director

Virginia Gambale

58 2006 Independent Director

Stephan Gemkow

58 2008 Independent Director

Ellen Jewett

59 2011 Independent Director

Stanley McChrystal

63 2010 Independent Director

Sarah Robb O'Hagan

2018 Independent Director

Thomas Winkelmann

58 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 Chair 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 Chair of the Board of Overseers at the Hoover Institution, a policy think tank at Stanford, and serves on the boards of Franklin Covey and Packsize. Within the last five years, Mr. Peterson served on the board of Ladder Capital Finance and Bonobos. 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.

Joanna Geraghty

Ms. Joanna Geraghty is appointed as President, Chief Operating Officer of the company effective June 1, 2018. She joined JetBlue in 2005 as Director Litigation & Regulatory Counsel. She subsequently served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel; Executive Vice President, People; and, since 2014, has led the Company’s Customer Experience teams. There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Geraghty and any other person pursuant to which she was appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer.

Robin Hayes

Mr. Robin Hayes serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. 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, Mr. Hayes 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, Mr. Hayes’ qualifications include over 25 years of aviation experience, knowledge of the competitive landscape, brand enhancement and management.

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 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. 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 JetBlue in August 2015 as our Vice President Structural Programs. Prior to JetBlue, he worked at British Airways from 1996 to 2015 where he served as Senior Vice President of the carrier’s North Atlantic joint business with American Airlines, Iberia, and Finnair, as well as several other leadership roles.

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.

Brandon Nelson

Mr. Brandon Nelson is General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Nelson joined JetBlue in 2005 and previously served as Director, Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary before being promoted in 2009 to Vice President, Associate General Counsel. He has served as General Counsel on an acting basis since July 2018. He also serves on the investment committee of the company's Silicon Valley-based corporate venture capital fund, JetBlue Technology Ventures, and is a trustee of the company's 401(k) Plan. Prior to JetBlue, Nelson practiced corporate and business litigation law at firms in California and New York, including Shearman & Sterling. He holds a bachelor's degree in business from Howard University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

B. Ben Baldanza

Mr. B. Ben Baldanza is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Baldanza is an experienced aviation executive. Since January 2016, he has been the owner and investor of Diemacher, LLC, a consulting firm he manages. From 2006 to 2016, Mr. Baldanza was the CEO, President and a member of the Board of Directors of Spirit Airlines, Inc. and in 2005, its President and Chief Operating Officer. He has more than 30 years of experience in the aviation industry. Our Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Baldanza to serve as an independent member of the Audit Committee and a member of the Airline Safety Committee. There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Baldanza and any other persons pursuant to which Mr. Baldanza was selected as a director and there are no transactions in which Mr. Baldanza has an interest requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. Mr. Baldanza will be compensated in accordance with the Company’s publicly disclosed director compensation policies.

Peter Boneparth

Mr. Peter Boneparth serves as an Independent Director of JetBlue Airways Corporation. Mr. Boneparth is a senior advisor to a division of The Blackstone Group, LLP, advising on the retail industry. He is a 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.

Virginia Gambale

Ms. Virginia Gambale serves as an Independent Director of Jetblue Airways Corporation. Ms. Gambale 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 and as a director on the Boards of First Derivatives plc. and Regis Corporation. Ms. Gambale served on the Board of the Dundee Corporation through December 2017. 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 CorporationMr. 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 Celesio AG and Evonik Industries AG. Currently, Mr. Gemkow is Chair of the Supervisory Board of TAKKT AG as well as Member of the Board of Directors (Verwaltungsrat) of Flughafen Zürich 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, 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., General (Ret.) McChrystal is a retired 34-year U.S. Army veteran of multiple wars. 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. 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. Starting in 2017, he was elected to the Board of Deutsche Bank USA Corporation. He is the chair of Service Year Alliance, a project of Be The Change and the Aspen Institute, which envisions a future in which a service year is a cultural expectation and common opportunity for every young American. Within the last five years, Gen. McChrystal served on the boards of Knowledge International, Navistar International Corp. and Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. As a former senior military leader, Gen. McChrystal has experience in logistics, air traffic issues, talent management and experience with government and regulatory affairs.

Sarah Robb O'Hagan

Ms. Sarah Robb O'Hagan is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Robb O’Hagan is an experienced marketing, operating and digital experience executive. Since November 2016, she has been the Chief Executive Officer of Flywheel Sports, Inc., an indoor fitness company. From August 2012 to February 2016, she was the President of Equinox Holdings. She has over 20 years of marketing experience in diverse industries. Our Board of Directors has appointed Ms. Robb O’Hagan to serve as an independent member of the Audit Committee. There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Robb O’Hagan and any other persons pursuant to which Ms. Robb O’Hagan was selected as a director and there are no transactions in which Ms. Robb O’Hagan has an interest requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. Ms. Robb O’Hagan will be compensated in accordance with the Company’s publicly disclosed director compensation policies.

Thomas Winkelmann

Mr. Thomas Winkelmann serves as a Independent director of Jetblue Airways Corporation. Mr. Winkelmann became CEO of Air Berlin on February 1, 2017. 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. From 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 America and the Caribbean as well as general airline industry knowledge.