Marilyn F. Romano Named Regional Vice President – Alaska

May 6, 2011

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Alaska Airlines announced today that Marilyn F. Romano has been named regional vice president – Alaska. Romano, vice president and publisher of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, the state’s second-largest newspaper, will assume her new role by early August.

“We’re delighted to welcome someone with such a strong commitment and connection to the state of Alaska,” company President Brad Tilden said. “Marilyn cares deeply about the communities in Alaska and brings a wealth of experience and savvy leadership to this position. We look forward to her overseeing public affairs activities and continuing the special relationship we have with residents in the state where our airline was born.”

Romano has worked at the Daily News-Miner throughout her nearly two decades as an Alaska resident and became the newspaper’s publisher and first female executive in 2000. She also serves as vice president of the Kodiak Daily Mirror.

Active in Fairbanks, Romano serves on the boards of United Way and the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce and is chair of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community Advisory Council. Romano also serves on Community Advisory boards for Alaska Airlines and the U.S. Air Force in Fairbanks.

In 2005, she received the Golden Heart Award given by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Chamber of Commerce for her contributions to UAF. Under Romano’s direction, the Daily News-Miner has provided financial support to the university’s journalism and athletics departments and the UAF Museum. Extending her role on campus, she has taught UAF students about marketing and customer service and has spoken to many political science classes.

Romano joins Alaska Airlines in conjunction with the retirement of Bill MacKay, the carrier’s senior vice president – Alaska, this fall.

Note to news media: A high-resolution photograph of Romano is available for download from Alaska Airlines’ newsroom image gallery at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve 90 cities throughout Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

SOURCE Alaska Airlines

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