Mesa Air Group Appoints New General Counsel

Dépèche transmise le 28 janvier 2011 par Business Wire

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mesa Air Group, Inc. (the "Company") today announced the appointment of Christopher J. Pappaioanou as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Mesa Air Group effective February 7, 2010. Mr. Pappaioanou succeeds Brian Gillman, who announced his resignation to pursue other opportunities within the aviation industry.

“Brian has a bright future in the industry, and his friendship means a great deal to us all”

“I would first like to thank Brian on behalf of the entire company for his 10 years of dedicated service, leadership, sound advice and warm friendship. Brian’s astute skills guided the company through its restructuring, and we truly wish him well in his new endeavor,” said Jonathan Ornstein, Mesa Air Group Chairman and CEO. “Brian has a bright future in the industry, and his friendship means a great deal to us all,” added Ornstein.

“I would also like to congratulate Chris on assuming the role of airline’s chief legal officer, having served in the Company’s legal department since 2001. Throughout his career at Mesa, Chris has held leadership roles over a variety of legal matters relating to labor, employment, litigation and regulatory affairs and has been a valued member of the Company’s management team,” continued Ornstein.

Pappaioanou has served a variety of roles within Mesa’s Legal and Human Resources departments since joining the Company in 2001. Prior to working at Mesa, he was an associate at the national law firm Ogletree Deakins working in the firm’s Charleston, S.C., office.

Pappaioanou holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University and a J.D. from Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana.

Mesa currently operates 76 aircraft with approximately 450 daily system departures to 94 cities, 38 states, the District of Columbia, and Mexico. Mesa operates as US Airways Express and United Express under contractual agreements with US Airways and United Airlines, respectively, and independently as go! Mokulele. This operation links Honolulu to the neighbor island airports of Hilo, Kahului, Kona and Lihue. The Company was founded by Larry and Janie Risley in New Mexico in 1982.

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