George Bagley, president and CEO of Horizon Air since 1995, has accepted the position of executive vice president of operations at Alaska Airlines, leaving the top post at Horizon to the airline’s former v-p of customer services, Jeff Pinneo. Bagley, 56, will report directly to Alaska Airlines president William Ayer, who recently became CEO as part of Alaska Air Group’s recent “comprehensive executive succession plan.”
Bagley, a long-time figure within regional airline circles, served as chairman of the Regional Airline Association in 1999. He has worked for Alaska Air Group for 22 years, including three years as v-p of operations for Alaska Air Lines. Pinneo, 45, has served as v-p of customer services at Horizon for the past 10 years. Before joining Horizon, he served in Alaska Airlines’ marketing department as director of advertising.