JetBlue restructures leadership team

JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) has announced several appointments to its leadership team, effective immediately, the airline said.

Warren Christie has been appointed senior vice president, safety, security and air operations, adding flight operations to his responsibilities. Christie continues to report to Jeff Martin, JetBlue´s executive vice president, operations.

Glenn Cusano has been appointed senior vice president, finance and treasury, reporting to Steve Priest, chief financial officer. In this new role, Cusano is responsible for treasury and fuel, financial planning and analysis, structural programs, and risk management functions.

Ian Deason has been appointed senior vice president, airports experience. He is responsible for delivering JetBlue´s innovative customer experience in the airport environment and furthering its on-time performance program. He will also work to improve efficiencies as part of the airline´s structural cost plans. Deason continues to report to Joanna Geraghty, JetBlue´s executive vice president, customer experience.

Marc Esposito has been appointed vice president, crew and values relations taking on an expanded role that brings together two areas focused on engaging with the airline´s 20,000-plus crewmembers. He continues to report to Mike Elliott, JetBlue´s executive vice president, people.

Tracy Lawlor has been appointed vice president, strategy and business development, reporting to Robin Hayes, JetBlue´s president and chief executive officer. In this new role, Lawlor leads the airline-wide, long-term business planning process that will position JetBlue to achieve its financial, operational, customer and culture goals. Additionally, she is responsible for driving enhanced earnings.

Rachel McCarthy has been appointed senior vice president, talent and learning, adding responsibility for JetBlue University to her portfolio. She continues to report to Mike Elliott.

Mike Parkinson has been appointed vice president, airports focus cities. In this new role, Parkinson oversees the airport operations in JetBlue´s focus cities. Parkinson continues to report to Ian Deason.

Lisa Reifer has been appointed vice president, infrastructure, properties and development, reporting to Steve Priest. In this role, she is responsible for managing all of JetBlue´s real estate assets, including long-term airport planning and development, design and construction, and facilities planning.

JetBlue carries more than 38 million customers a year to 100 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with 1,000 daily flights.