NEW YORK – JetBlue Airways today announced the extension of Dave Barger’s employment agreement two years, to 2015. Mr. Barger serves as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
“Celebrating our 10th anniversary this year with the crewmembers who create and deliver the JetBlue Experience every day has given me a renewed sense of how different JetBlue is,” Mr. Barger said. “I think our future is full of opportunities and potential, and I am honored to have been asked to remain as CEO through the next five years.”
“On behalf of JetBlue’s board of directors, I want to applaud Dave for his tireless commitment to the airline and thank him for committing to leading our crewmembers well into our second decade,” said Joel Peterson, chairman of JetBlue’s board of directors. “I look forward to seeing Dave’s people-first leadership style strengthen all that makes JetBlue unique as we grow and evolve.”
Mr. Barger joined JetBlue in 1998, before the airline was named or had a single aircraft. He succeeded founder David Neeleman as Chief Executive Officer in 2008. Prior to joining the JetBlue team, Mr. Barger had risen from a frontline airport customer service representative with New York Air to Vice President of the Newark hub for Continental Airlines.