Brad Tilden elected Alaska Airlines' president

Brad Tilden has been elected president of Alaska Airlines. Previously Alaska Air Group’s chief financial officer and executive vice president of finance and planning, Tilden will oversee the airline’s operating divisions and marketing, in addition to retaining responsibility for network planning and revenue management.

Replacing Tilden as chief financial officer and executive vice president of finance for Alaska Air Group and Alaska Airlines is Glenn Johnson, formerly Alaska Airlines’ executive vice president of customer service — airports and maintenance and engineering. In addition to leading the company’s finance organization, he will oversee information technology, strategic planning and corporate real estate.

The company also announced the election of Ben Minicucci as Alaska Airlines’ chief operating officer and executive vice president of operations. Previously vice president of Seattle operations, Minicucci will report to Tilden in this new position, and will lead flight operations and maintenance and engineering, in addition to airport customer service.

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