Alaska Air appoints Charu Jain as Chief Information Officer
Alaska Airlines named Charu Jain VP and Chief Information Officer of Alaska Airlines and Chris Berry VP of finance and Controller of Alaska Airlines and Alaska Air Group. Jain comes to the airline from IBM Global Business Services, where she led the team helping American Airlines integrate its IT systems. Berry joined Alaska Airlines in 2005 as director of financial reporting. He later was promoted to managing director of investor relations, and then to managing director of accounting and Alaska Air Group controller. In addition, the company promoted two employees to managing director at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air: Jennifer Thompson was named managing director commercial law, associate general counsel and assistant corporate secretary at Alaska Airlines. She will succeed Shannon Alberts, managing director of corporate affairs and corporate secretary, who announced plans to retire this summer. Thompson has been Alaska Airlines associate general counsel and assistant corporate secretary since March of 2016. Sana Gebarin was named managing director of strategy and project management at Horizon Air. Gebarin joined Horizon in April 2015 as director of strategy planning and execution.