Alaska Air Group Board of Directors Announces Four Executive Elections

    Alaska Air Group Board of Directors Announces Four Executive Elections

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, Nov. 8, 2012

SEATTLE, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Alaska Air Group's board of directors
and CEO Brad Tilden announced today the elections of four executive officers.

Keith Loveless, who serves as vice president, legal and corporate affairs,
general counsel and corporate secretary, has been elected an executive vice
president of Alaska Air Group, reflecting his broad strategic role in the
company. Loveless was elected corporate secretary of Air Group in 1996 and
general counsel in 1999. He joined Alaska Airlines in 1986 following his
tenure with the Seattle law firm of Bogle & Gates.

Horizon Air President Glenn Johnson has also been elected an Air Group
executive vice president. While continuing to lead Horizon, which serves 40
destinations and employs nearly 3,000 people, Johnson will oversee Air Group's
Information Technology division.

Johnson joined Alaska Air Group in 1982 and has served in a wide variety of
roles, including chief financial officer and executive vice president of
finance; executive vice president of airport services and maintenance and
engineering at Alaska Airlines; and senior vice president of customer services
and vice president of finance and treasurer at Horizon.

Karen Gruen, managing director of corporate real estate for Alaska Airlines,
has been elected vice president of corporate real estate. A 15-year veteran at
Alaska, Gruen oversaw the carrier's construction of and move to a completely
remodeled Terminal 6 at Los Angeles International Airport last spring. She is
now responsible for a similar project at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Gruen previously served as managing director of corporate affairs and
associate general counsel, and worked as an attorney at Short Cressman &
Burgess in Seattle before joining Alaska.

Greg Mays, managing director of airframe, engine and component MRO
(maintenance repair and overhaul) at Alaska Airlines, has been elected vice
president of maintenance and engineering. He succeeds Fred Mohr, who plans to
retire in early 2013 after serving as Alaska's vice president of maintenance
and engineering for nine years. Mohr previously spent a distinguished career
at United Airlines spanning nearly four decades.

Mays joined Alaska in 2011 from Delta Air Lines, where he held several
positions of increasing responsibility, including manager of technical
operations enterprise planning, general manager of engine maintenance
operations, director of below-wing operations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta
International Airport, and managing director of global cargo operations. Mays
began his aviation career at Boeing as a senior engineer working on
NASA-related programs, including the space station.

Editor's note: High-resolution photos of the four executives are available for
download in the Alaska Airlines Newsroom image gallery at

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with
its partner regional airlines, serves 95 cities through an expansive network
in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines has ranked
"Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the
J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction Study^SM for five
consecutive years from 2008 to 2012. For reservations, visit For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines
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SOURCE Alaska Air Group

Contact: Bobbie Egan, Alaska Airlines, +1-206-392-5101
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