December 08, 2014 10:30 ET

JetBlue Appoints Alexander Chatkewitz Vice President, Controller

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 08, 2014) - JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU), New York's Hometown Airline™, today announces the appointment of Alexander Chatkewitz as the carrier's new Vice President, Controller. Chatkewitz joins JetBlue today and will oversee the company's accounting, tax, payroll, accounts payable and credit card teams. He will report to Jim Leddy, JetBlue's Senior Vice President, Treasurer.

Chatkewitz comes to JetBlue from Philip Morris International, Inc., where he served as Vice President & Controller - Financial Reporting & Accounting Research since 2008. Prior to Phillip Morris, he served for a decade in a variety of roles at Altria Group, Inc. culminating in the position of Vice President Assistant Controller - Financial Reporting & Consolidations.

 "With Alexander's extensive Fortune 100 experience, we are very pleased to welcome him to the JetBlue leadership team," said Leddy. "His track record of developing talent and managing the complex business issues of evolving companies like ours will be a real benefit to JetBlue." 

Chatkewitz added: "I'm honored to join the JetBlue finance team and look forward to contributing to the success of this incredible brand. Throughout the process I've been impressed by the depth of talent across the organization and find the focus on culture to be extremely refreshing."

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JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 30 million customers a year to 87 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 825 daily flights. For more information please visit

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