Marianne Lindsey

Marianne is a storyteller for Alaska Airlines, with a background in public relations and marketing. She started with the airline in 1986 as an intern out of WSU's School of Communications - so she's been around awhile. She currently works part-time and she and her husband travel a lot, mostly chasing their sons—one a fighter pilot in the Marines, the other a filmmaker and outdoor adventurer. She is a volunteer running coach for high schoolers and has run three marathons. Profile photo: Top of Mt. Townsend, Olympic National Forest


Flying a hero: When “Gramps” needed one final ride, his family reached out to this Alaska Airlines pilot 

On Saturday, Alaska’s Fallen Soldier Cart team held a special ceremony for the final flight of Naval Chief Petty Officer Richard Clyde Higgins. His remains were flown on our Honoring Those Who Serve aircraft from Portland to his final resting place in Southern California, where he will be buried beside his wife. His family, our guests and employees witnessed the emotional and honorable journey for the fallen hero. Higgins, one of the last Pearl Harbor survivors, was 102.

Meet an Alaska Airlines leader with a disability who says he is doing what he was meant to do  

Steve uses his life experiences with deafness to lead major parts of his (and his team’s) philosophy, which helps others feel heard and validated. “I don’t normally like to toot my own horn, but when it comes to disability advocacy, that’s a different thing. I think it’s really important for employees to see that, yes, you can have a significant disability and be a leader too,” he says.