Management Team

Robin Hayes
Robin Hayes President and Chief Executive Officer

Robin Hayes became JetBlue’s Chief Executive Officer and a Member of the Board of Directors in February 2015. Prior to this position, Mr. Hayes was JetBlue’s President, responsible for the airline's commercial and operations areas including Airport Operations, Customer Support (Reservations), Flight Operations, Inflight, System Operations, Technical Operations, as well as Communications, Marketing, Network Planning and Sales.

He served as JetBlue’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer from August 2008 until December 2013. Prior to joining JetBlue, he was British Airways’ Executive Vice President for The Americas. Over the span of a 19-year career with British Airways, he also served as Area General Manager for Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Robin is a graduate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom. He received a BSc and Masters in Engineering from the university.

Mark Powers
Mark Powers Chief Financial Officer

Mark Powers, Chief Financial Officer, joined JetBlue in 2006, and is responsible for aircraft transactions, cash management, corporate finance, and execution of JetBlue’s financial strategy. Mr. Powers is also responsible for the company’s real estate and sourcing units.

Under Mr. Powers's leadership, JetBlue implemented a strategic aircraft sales program designed to manage capacity and reduce cost.

Prior to joining JetBlue, Mr. Powers was an independent advisor to several aviation-related companies and has held a number of positions in both the finance and legal departments of Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines and GE's jet engine unit.

Mike Elliott
Mike Elliott Executive Vice President – People

Mike Elliott was promoted to Executive Vice President – People in February 2015. Previously, Elliott served as JetBlue’s Senior Vice President - People since May 2014 and as Vice President – Crew Relations from 2010-2014. Prior to JetBlue, Elliott spent 20 years at Airborne Express and then DHL culminating in the role of Vice President – Human Resources.

Joanna Geraghty
Joanna Geraghty Executive Vice President, Customer Experience

Joanna Geraghty joined JetBlue in 2005 and was named our Executive Vice President, Customer Experience in May 2014. She is responsible for Airports, Customer Support (Reservations), and Inflight Service, the airline’s main customer-facing teams.

Ms. Geraghty served as JetBlue’s Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer from 2010-2014 and was previously the airline’s Vice President and Associate General Counsel and Director of Litigation and Regulatory Affairs. She has been with the New York-based airline since 2005.

Joanna previously served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Director, Litigation and Regulatory for the New York-based airline. She has been with JetBlue since March 2005. She will report to Chief Executive Officer Dave Barger. Before joining JetBlue, Joanna was a partner at Holland & Knight, in their Litigation Section located in New York. There, she handled complex litigation and regulatory issues, with a particular emphasis on aviation matters. She received her B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross in 1994, her Masters in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in 1997, and her J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law in 1997.

James Hnat
James Hnat Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Mr. Hnat joined JetBlue Airways in June 2001, and was named General Counsel in February 2003. In March 2007, Mr. Hnat was named EVP-Corporate Affairs with responsibility for Government Affairs; Internal Audit and Compliance; People; and Legal. Mr. Hnat was named Corporate Secretary in March 2007.

Jeff Martin
Jeff Martin Executive Vice President – Operations

Jeff Martin was promoted to Executive Vice President – Operations in February 2015 and is responsible for Safety, Security, Training, Flight Operations, System Operations, and Technical Operations.

Martin joined JetBlue in 2012 as Senior Vice President – Operations following a 22-year career at Southwest Airlines where he most recently served as Vice President – Operations Coordination Center.

Marty St. George
Marty St. George Executive Vice President – Commercial & Planning

Marty St. George was promoted to Executive Vice President – Commercial & Planning in February 2015 and is responsible for airline & network planning, marketing, sales and revenue. Prior to this appointment, St. George served as JetBlue’s Senior Vice President - Commercial since May 2014.

He joined JetBlue in July 2006 and has held several roles including Senior Vice President - Marketing and Commercial Strategy and Vice President - Planning. Prior to JetBlue, St. George held marketing and network planning roles at United Airlines and US Airways.

Eash Sundaram
Eash Sundaram Chief Information Officer

Eash Sundaram joined JetBlue in March 2012 as our Chief Information Officer. Eash is responsible for creating and executing IT solutions that align with our business, providing consistent service, and maximizing efficiency.

Prior to JetBlue, Eash worked at Port Washington, New York-based Pall Corporation — a global business in the diverse field of filtration, separations and purifications. At Pall, Eash most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Before joining Pall, he served in a variety of management positions with increasing responsibilities in Information Technology and Supply Chain with PSS World Medical, i2 Technologies, ALK Technologies & the Sea Horse Group.

Eash has extensive experience in the transportation industry and is already familiar with the operations of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, our landlord at JFK, LGA, EWR and SWF. Early in his career, he was involved in research and development of efficient intermodal operations of container terminals for the Port Authority as part of the State University of New York’s University Transportation Research Center.

Eash holds a Master’s Degree in Transportation Management from the State University of New York—Maritime College.

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