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JetBlue Appoints Monte Ford to Board of Directors

The appointment of Mr. Ford as an Independent Director of JetBlue’s Board is effective immediately, following approval by the company’s Board of Directors. Ford previously served as American Airlines’ SVP and Chief Information Officer.

JetBlue's New Independent Board Director, Monte E. Ford - Photo Credit: Akamai

On Tuesday (January 19, 2021), JetBlue announced the appointment of Monte Ford as and Independent Director of the company’s Board. The appointment is effective immediately, following approval by JetBlue’s Board of Directors. Mr. Ford brings nearly four decades of experience to the Board and is currently the Principal Partner at the CIO Strategy Exchange, an organization of the top 50 sitting Chief Information Officers in business. Ford previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at American Airlines. In today’s announcement, JetBlue’s Chairman of the Board, Peter Boneparth, said,

“Monte's impressive achievements throughout his career are a testament to his skills as an innovator and thought-leader, and we look forward to benefiting from his knowledge. As we emerge from the impact of coronavirus, Monte's technology background will be invaluable as we build an even stronger JetBlue for our customers, crewmembers, and shareholders.”

Also commenting on Monte Ford’s Board appointment, JetBlue’s Chief Executive Officer, Robin Hayes, added,

“Since our first flight, JetBlue has set out to redefine air travel by adopting a unique approach to customer service, product, and technology. Innovation is in our DNA, and I'm so pleased to welcome Monte to the board where his tech expertise and airline knowledge will help us as we continue our mission to inspire humanity and bring our low fares and high value to all.”

JetBlue is ‘New York’s Hometown Airline® and a leading carrier in Boston (BOS), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Los Angeles (LAX), Orlando (MCO) and San Juan (SJU). The airline carries guests to destinations across the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. JetBlue Airways Corporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBLU.

Source: JetBlue


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