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Leadership Changes at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air

August 8, 2011 By: Michele Herrmann


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Alaska Air Group announced several leadership changes at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air on August 5.

Ann Ardizzone, whose career with Alaska Airlines spans three decades, has been elected vice president of strategic sourcing and supply chain management for the Air Group. She previously served as Alaska Airlines' vice president of inflight services, having moved to this division in 2008.

Ardizzone began her career with Alaska Airlines in 1981 in the Finance Division. In 1998, she became managing director of marketing programs, overseeing the Mileage Plan (Alaska's frequent flier program), airport club rooms, Customer Care call center, interactive marketing, and the website.

Andy Schneider will assume Ardizzone’s former position and will oversee the carrier's 2,700 flight attendants. Previously as Horizon Air's senior vice president of people and customer services, Schneider was responsible for Horizon's largest division, consisting of more than 1,900 employees in 39 cities covering five states, plus British Columbia and Alberta, Canada.

Shane Tackett will become vice president role leading labor relations at Alaska Airlines. He previously was managing director of financial planning and analysis. Tackett, who has worked at Alaska for more than 10 years, started as an analyst in the airline's Corporate Real Estate Division. He has held several positions involving budgeting, airport lease negotiations, and ground and facilities equipment maintenance support.

Yvonne Daverin, Alaska Airlines' managing director of airframe, engine and component maintenance, has been elected vice president of maintenance and engineering at Horizon. She will oversee the carrier's fleet of 48 Bombardier Q400 aircraft.

Daverin joined Alaska Airlines in 2005 as managing director of maintenance planning and material control after spending more than two decades in commercial aviation. She oversaw maintenance operations at Virgin America and previously held a range of leadership positions at United Airlines.


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By Michele Herrmann | August 8, 2011
Alaska Air Group announced several leadership changes at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air on August 5.