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Virgin America appoints new chief financial officer

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Virgin America, the California-based domestic airline, today announced the appointment of Holly Nelson as the company’s chief financial officer.

Virgin America, the California-based domestic airline, today announced the appointment of Holly Nelson as the company’s chief financial officer. Nelson joins Virgin America in April and will oversee the award-winning airline’s financial operations, including treasury, tax, financial planning and analysis, accounting, financial reporting, budgets, procurement, and fleet planning. Nelson brings 23 years of financial experience in the commercial aviation sector to the Virgin America team.

“Holly brings an invaluable depth of financial expertise, specifically with growing start-up airlines. We’re pleased to welcome Holly to the team, and know that with her experience she will play a critical role in driving continued cost-efficiencies and strong revenue performance as we grow the company and expand our innovative, low-fare service,” said David Cush, president and chief executive officer of Virgin America.

Nelson most recently served as senior vice president finance and controller at XOJET, Inc. Nelson also served as senior vice president, controller, and chief accounting officer at JetBlue Airways. In her six years at JetBlue, Nelson was instrumental in taking the airline into the public markets and contributing to its successful growth. Nelson has also held senior positions with Northwest Airlines, Inc.; Eos Airlines, Inc.; Nabisco Brands; and KPMG. Nelson is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.