SEATTLE, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Laura Fowler has joined Alaska Air Group as managing director of recruiting and diversity. Fowler will oversee the newly unified recruitment and diversity departments and expand efforts to increase diversity recruitment and inclusion at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.
"Laura brings great energy to our company. Her strong experience, energy and expertise in building teams is just what our airline needs to advance our talent acquisition and diversity efforts," said Tammy Young, Alaska Airlines' vice president of human resources. "Laura and her diversity and recruiting team members will help position Alaska and Horizon for success for years to come as we grow our customer service-driven work force."
Prior to joining Alaska, Fowler served as senior manager of human resources at Moss Adams LLP, a Seattle-based national accounting firm with 20 offices, where she worked for five years in recruitment, employee relations, compensation and organizational development. Fowler was previously vice president, human resources with Blackrock Alternative Advisors, formerly Quellos Group, a hedge fund firm based in Seattle. She also worked at Deloitte Consulting as the western region recruiting manager, where she developed national outreach and recruitment strategies."I'm thrilled to join the Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air family and look forward to working to build the company's employment brand, and build a robust pipeline of talent with a focus on diversity," Fowler said. Fowler earned a bachelor's degree in history from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). A resident of Seattle, she is an active community volunteer, having served as sustainer director for the Junior League of Seattle and the auction chair of the Washington March of Dimes. Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves nearly 100 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines has ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction Study SM for six consecutive years from 2008 to 2013. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom. SOURCE Alaska Air Group