Alaska Airlines Taps Three Veteran Employees For Key Roles

          Alaska Airlines Taps Three Veteran Employees For Key Roles

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, Sept. 20, 2013

SEATTLE, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines 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. Before joining Alaska Airlines, Johnson worked for
PricewaterhouseCoopers and served in the United States Air Force. He holds
both a bachelor's from Central Washington University and an MBA from City

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. She
holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon.

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. Stelling
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. Prior to Alaska
Airlines, she served as a systems and project engineer for The Boeing Company.
She holds a bachelor's degree from Lehigh University.

Alaska has a long history of customer innovation, including being the first
U.S. airline to enable online bookings and the first airline to offer web
check-in. Alaska continues to offer customer-friendly technology to make
traveling more enjoyable with its industry leading mobile apps and website and
its recent rollout of self-bag tagging, among other things.

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 six
consecutive years from 2008 to 2013. For reservations, visit For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines
Newsroom at

SOURCE Alaska Airlines

Contact: Marianne Lindsey, Alaska Airlines, (206) 392-5101
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