Questex Hospitality + Travel has named Alexi Huntley Khajavi executive vice president of its Hospitality Group, responsible for the overall management and development of the companys global hospitality properties and events.
Questex Hospitality + Travel has named David Eisen editor-in-chief of its Hotel Management and Hotel Design print and digital publications, responsible for all content as well as speaking on industry conference panels, moderating roundtable discussions and leading webinars.
Hawaiian Airlines has appointed Shannon Okinaka to the position of senior vice president and interim chief financial officer, filling a vacancy left by the departure of CFO Scott Topping. In her new role, Okinaka will have oversight of all of the airline's financial planning, accounting, treasury and compliance functions.
JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) announced the appointment of Tony Lowery as the carrier's new Vice President, Technical Operations. Lowery joins JetBlue this week to oversee the company's engineering, maintenance, materiel, and quality functions. He will report to Jeff Martin, JetBlue's Senior Vice President, Operations.
Alan I. Rothenberg, founder and chairman of Los Angeles-based 1st Century Bank, N.A., has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (LATCB), the organization charged with marketing the city to visitors and meetings and convention organizers.
She will design, lead and implement a comprehensive global communications strategy that promotes the association and ensures unified messaging across multiple stakeholders. This newly created position reports directly to the CEO and is based in Washington, DC.
Airlines for America (A4A) last week named Jarrod D. Thompson as Vice President for Legislative and Regulatory Policy. Thompson joins A4A from United Airlines where he is currently Director of Congressional Affairs. He also has extensive experience working on airline-related issues on Capitol Hill where he served as Republican Senior Professional Staff Member for Aviation for the Senate Commerce Committee.