MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 20 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sun Country Airlines (NASDAQ: SNCY) today announced the appointment of Marion C. Blakey to its Board of Directors, effective December 17, 2021.
“I am honored to introduce Marion Blakey as our newest board member,” said Board Chairman David Siegel. “Marion is a proven leader and represents the highest level of expertise and leadership in our industry. I have confidence in the diversity of representation of backgrounds, perspectives and ideas on our board and Marion is no exception.
Ms. Blakey is currently a non-executive director of several companies and organizations, having retired from Rolls-Royce North America Inc. in 2018 as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, Blakey was president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association for eight years. From 2002 to 2007, Blakey served as administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. Prior to 2002, she held several leadership positions, including Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board and Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the U.S. Department of Transportation, and ran her own consulting firm focused on safety issues. transportation and infrastructure.
“I am delighted to welcome Marion to our Board of Directors,” said Jude Bricker, CEO of Sun Country Airlines. “Marion’s extensive experience in aerospace and government brings valuable insight to our board. We are delighted to welcome another leading voice and experienced partner as we continue to evolve as a leading low-cost hybrid airline.
Ms. Blakey has received numerous honorary degrees and awards, including the 2011 Henderson Trophy from the National Aeronautic Association, the 2013 Laureate Award from Aviation Week & Space Technology, and the 2013 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy from the National Aeronautic Association, and more recently, the Carol B. Hallett Award from the United States Chamber of Commerce and the L. Welch Pogue Award from Aviation Week & Space Technology and the International Aviation Club. Blakey’s board experience is extensive and includes recent roles on the Alaska Airlines Group Board of Directors and the NASA National Advisory Board.
Blakey graduated from Mary Washington College at the University of Virginia before continuing his graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.
About Sun Country
Sun Country Airlines is a new generation of low-cost hybrid airline that dynamically deploys shared resources across our synergistic scheduled, charter and cargo businesses. Based in Minnesota, we focus on leisure passengers and Visiting Friends and Relatives (“VFR”) and charter customers and provide CMI service to Amazon, with flights across the United States and to destinations in Mexico, Central America, Canada and the Caribbean. .
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