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Kathy Savitt and Dhiren Fonseca join Alaska Air Group

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Seattle, Wa., USA - October 28, 2014, Seattle, Wa., USA - Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, announced the appointment of Kathy Savitt and Dhiren Fonseca as new members of its board of directors.

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Ms. Savitt is chief marketing officer for Yahoo!, responsible for global marketing, media and customer experience. Prior to Yahoo!, she was founder and CEO of Lockerz, a start-up focused on social commerce for Generation Z.

Previously, Ms. Savitt was executive VP and chief marketing officer at American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., where she led global marketing efforts of the company's portfolio of brands, as well as its digital and e-commerce channels. She also served as VP of strategic communications, content and entertainment initiatives for Amazon.com. She founded MWW/Savitt, an integrated marketing communications firm, before the age of 30.

Ms. Savitt holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell University and is on the board of the Vitamin Shoppe, Inc.

Most recently, Mr. Fonseca was Expedia Inc.'s chief commercial officer, where he served for more than 18 years. He contributed greatly to the online travel company's growth and success, serving in key roles including co-president of its Global Partner Services Group, senior VP of corporate development and many others over the years.

Mr. Fonseca helped found Expedia.com as part of the management team at Microsoft that brought the online travel company to life in 1995 and subsequently took it public in 1999.

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