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Alaska Air Group announces senior leadership changes

Staff writer |
Seattle, Wa., USA - June 14, 2010, Seattle, Wa., USA - Alaska Air Group announced several senior leadership changes at the company and its subsidiary Horizon Air.

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Jeff Pinneo is retiring from the role of president and CEO of Horizon Air. Glenn Johnson, formerly Alaska Air Group's chief financial officer and executive vice president of finance, was elected president of Horizon Air. Brandon Pedersen, previously Alaska Air Group's vice president of finance and controller, was elected chief financial officer of Alaska Air Group.

During his term as Horizon's president and CEO, Mr. Pinneo successfully steered the airline through some of the industry's most challenging years. Elected Horizon's leader only a few months after Sept. 11, Pinneo oversaw substantial improvements in the carrier's operational performance and customer satisfaction in the following years.

To his new role as Horizon's president, Mr. Johnson brings more than 28 years of experience at Alaska Air Group, including oversight of customer services, finance, strategy, project management, maintenance and engineering, information technology, and corporate real estate.


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