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Alaska Air Group elects two vice presidents and announces changes in leadership roles.


The board of directors of Alaska Air Group has elected two vice presidents and has also announced leadership role changes in the company's in-flight and planning areas.

The changes are reportedly part of a company-wide realignment instituted in April.

The Alaska Air Group said Kelley Dobbs, former staff vice president of human resources for Alaska Airlines, was elected by the board of directors as vice president of human resources - strategy and culture.

Jeff Butler, former staff vice president of station operations for Alaska Airlines, was elected vice president of customer service - airports. Joe Sprague leaves the Public and Government Affairs Division to become Alaska Airlines' staff vice president of in-flight services.

Alaska Air Group also announced several leadership role changes, reportedly aimed at enhancing strategic planning and further integrating fleet, market and schedule planning across the two airlines. As part of these changes Don Garvett becomes vice president of strategy and corporate development for Alaska Air Group, with responsibility for strategic planning activities and alliances.

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Date:Jun 18, 2007
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