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Stephanie Kenyon has joined the Women in Aviation International (WAI) staff as chief growth officer. In this new leadership role, she is responsible for strengthening and growing the organization while broadening support for its mission. “Stephanie comes to WAI with a proven track record in the aviation industry successfully fundraising...
Vaughn College has announced the appointment of Peter Vaughn as chair of the board of trustees. Chair Vaughn joined the board in 2013 and is the third generation of the family to be actively involved in the institution. Having inherited his family’s love of aviation and earning his pilot’s...
Tim Strauss, who previously announced his intention to resign, has agreed to stay with Amerijet as its CEO. Vic Karjian, Amerijet’s Executive Chairman, will continue in that role. Vic was Amerijet’s CEO from 2016 until Tim joined Amerijet in August 2020, and they have overseen a period of robust...
JetBlue announced the appointment of Edward Kayton to Head of Talent and Crewmember Experience, effective September 28, 2021. Reporting to JetBlue’s Chief People Officer, Laurie Villa, Kayton will be responsible for leading talent acquisition, talent management, people data insights, organizational effectiveness, crew relations and values relations at JetBlue. “Edward not...

Joseph A. Alba

Joseph A. Alba passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at St. Augustine Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, Florida. He was 82 years old. Son of the late Salvatore Alba & Angela Caravana Alba, Joseph was born on November 6, 1938, in Brooklyn. A lifelong lover of learning, Joe continued...
ISS A/S (ISS), a leading facilities management and employee experience company, has announced the appointment of Susan Wojciechowski as Chief Commercial Officer in North America. In this role, Susan will be responsible for developing and implementing the company’s commercial strategy as it further strengthens its delivery of integrated facilities...
Alaska Air Group announced the appointment of Constance von Muehlen as Chief Operating Officer of Alaska Airlines, effective April 3, 2021. Upon assuming this role, von Muehlen will join Alaska's Executive Committee and report to Ben Minicucci, who becomes Chief Executive Officer on March 31, 2021. She succeeds current COO, Gary Beck, who has announced his retirement...
Steve Allen will be responsible for all dnata’s businesses covering ground handling, catering and travel across six continents. In addition, he will assume responsibility for managing Emirates Group’s relationships with its associated businesses, including MMI, Emirates CAE Flight Training and Premier Inn. In his new role, Steve Allen will continue to report...
Ferrovial Airports has announced the appointment of Lysa Scully, Principal and President, LL Aviation Advisors, LLC as an independent Senior Advisor for its U.S. division. “I am delighted to be able to announce that Lysa is part of our team. Her unique experience and expertise managing and leading the development...
Huntley Lawrence has been named Acting Chief Operating Officer & Director of Aviation effective January 19, 2021. In his new role as Acting Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Lawrence is responsible for working with the Port Authority’s Aviation, Port, PATH, Tunnels, Bridges & Terminals, and the World Trade Center —...