Executive leadership

Updated August 2023

Alaska Airlines Executives

Ben Minicucci

Alaska Airlines President & CEO



Constance von Muehlen

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer


Andrew Harrison

Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer


Shane Tackett

Executive Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Alaska Air Group


Alaska Airlines Senior Vice Presidents

Diana Birkett Rakow

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability

Charu Jain

Senior Vice President, Merchandising and Innovation

Kyle Levine

Senior Vice President, Legal and General Counsel

Wayne Newton

Senior Vice President, Airport Operations and Customer Service

Nathaniel “Nat” Pieper

Senior Vice President, Fleet, Finance and Alliances, and Treasurer

Andy Schneider

Senior Vice President, People

Sangita Woerner

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Guest Experience

Alaska Airlines Vice Presidents

Kirsten Amrine

Vice President, Revenue Management and Network Planning

Ann Ardizzone

Vice President, Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Management

Vikram Baskaran

Vice President, Information Technology Services

Laurie Baur

Vice President, Tax

Celley Buchanan

Vice President, Airport Operations and Customer Service

Brett Catlin

Vice President, Loyalty, Alliances and Sales

Daniel Chun

Regional Vice President, Hawai‘i 

Emily Halverson

Vice President of Finance and Controller for Alaska Air Group

Shane Jones

Vice President, Airport Real Estate and Development

Dave Mets

Vice President, Flight Operations

Todd Sproul

Vice President, System Operations

Ryan St. John

Vice President, Finance, Planning and Investor Relations

 Neil Thwaites

Regional Vice President, California

Max Tidwell

Vice President, Safety and Security

Matt Prainito

Vice President, Inflight Operations

Brooke Vatheuer

Vice President, Audit Programs

Jenny Wetzel

Vice President, Labor Relations

Don Wright

Vice President, Maintenance and Engineering

Horizon Air Executives

Joseph Sprague

Horizon Air President



Horizon Air Senior Vice Presidents

Jason Berry

Senior Vice President, Operations

Horizon Air Vice Presidents

BJ Colby

Vice President, Finance and Resource Planning, Horizon Air

Gavin Jones

Vice President, Maintenance and Engineering, Horizon Air

Shelly Parker

Vice President, Inflight and Station Operations, Horizon Air

Carlos Zendejas

Vice President, Flight Operations, Horizon Air

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