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Alaska Air Group names Veresh Sita new CIO

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Seattle, Wa., USA - July 9, 2014, Seattle, Wa., USA - Alaska Air Group has named Veresh Sita vice president and chief information officer for Alaska Airlines, effective August 1, 2014.

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Prior to joining Alaska, Mr. Sita served as the CIO for Seattle-based Colliers International, a commercial real estate services company. He joined the company in 2008 and helped transform the information and technology services department and led the company's global technology vision, architecture and systems implementation.

He also led the creation of Colliers Hub, a social portal and collaboration platform, that helps employees collect client and market information from multiple structured and unstructured sources around the world.

Mr. Sita also designed and implemented a mobile application and cloud services platform that integrates and connects clients and employees in 482 offices located across 62 countries. In December 2013 the Puget Sound Business Journal named him "Best CIO of a Large Company," in their 2013 annual survey of Washington technology leaders.

Before Colliers, he was the program director of global business systems at Starbucks Coffee Company, where he led the company's largest business process and systems transformation in Starbucks history.

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