JetBlue Shapes New Leadership Team

by Michele McDonald
JetBlue Shapes New Leadership Team


Eight JetBlue Airways executives have new titles as a result of a move to “evolve our leadership team while continuing to nurture a strong group of leaders,” according to Robin Hayes, chief executive officer.

None of the appointees are new hires, and most will continue to report to their current managers.

The new roles are:

  • Warren Christie, senior vice president, safety, security and air operations; previously senior vice president, safety, security and training. Joined JetBlue in 2003; continues to report to Jeff Martin, executive vice president of operations.
  • Glenn Cusano, senior vice president, finance and treasury; previously vice president of operational planning and analysis. Joined in 2003; reports to Steve Priest, chief financial officer.
  • Ian Deason, senior vice president, airports experience; previously vice president of airports experience. Joined in 2006; continues to report to Joanna Geraghty, executive vice president, customer experience.
  • Marc Esposito, vice president of crew and values relations; previously vice president, values relations. Joined in 2014; continues to report to Mike Elliott, executive vice president of people.
  • Tracy Lawlor, vice president, strategy and business development; previously vice president, financial planning and analysis. Joined in 2001; reports to CEO Hayes.
  • Rachel McCarthy, senior vice president of talent and learning; previously vice president of talent. Joined in 2009; continues to report to Mike Elliott.
  • Mike Parkinson, vice president of focus city airports; previously director of JFK airports operations. Joined in 2003; continues to report to Ian Deason.
  • Lisa Reifer, vice president of infrastructure, properties and development; previously director of commercial development and strategy reporting. Joined in 2004; reports to Steve Priest.
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