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Alaska Airlines names Johnson, Park and Stelling as managing directors

Seattle USA-based carrier Alaska Airlines (NYSE: ALK) said it has named three new managing directors who come from within Alaska Airlines with a combined 54 years of experience.

Bennie Johnson has been named managing director, flight crew management systems. Johnson has been with the airline for 30 years.

He previously headed the airline´s pilot crew management team and worked on its labor negotiation team, as managing director of flight operations planning and resource management. Prior to that he served as managing director of finance and assistant treasurer, assistant controller and director of revenue accounting, among other positions.

Sunae Park has been named managing director of airport services. A 10-year employee of the airline, Park previously served as the airline´s director of inflight resource management where she developed long-term staff planning and reporting and implemented a new crew pairing system for the airline´s flight attendants.

Previous to that, Park served as the airline´s director of accounting operations. Park came to the airline from PricewaterhouseCoopers where she served as manager of assurance and business advisory services.

Sandy Stelling has been named managing director of customer research and development in the airline´s new Customer Innovation Division. Stelling will manage research and processes and spearhead new innovations to make air travel easier and more user friendly for Alaska Airlines´ customers.

She previously served as the airline´s managing director of customer service airports, where she led cross divisional teams to improve airport processes. Stelling joined Alaska in 1999 as an information technology project manager and held successive positions as director of ground operations, director maintenance and engineering and director of operations.

Alaska Airlines serves 95 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico.

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