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.
Questex Hospitality + Travel has named veteran journalist Jennifer Y. Brown managing editor of its Hotel Management and Hotel Design print and digital publications, responsible for editorial content and production, reporting to David Eisen, editor-in-chief.
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.
Jay Gupta joined Alaska Airlines as managing director of infrastructure and modern platforms in its Information and Technology Services division. Gupta is responsible for strategy, implementation and operations for the airline's data centers, airports, call centers and mobile employees.
Veteran airline industry expert Charles Breer has joined Alaska Airlines. Breer will serve as managing director of alliances, a new position created, to lead the airline's 14 airline alliance partnerships.
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.