July 3, 2014
/PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines has named
to the newly created position of managing director of community relations. A Pacific Northwest aviation professional, Hyde will lead community relations and charitable giving in the continental
, collaborating with civic leaders and organizations affecting Alaska Airlines.
"Boosting our company's connections to the communities we serve is a top priority for Alaska Airlines," said
, Alaska Airlines' senior vice president of communications and external relations. "We will be well served by Shaunta's leadership in the aviation industry and her strong relationships with key civic leaders here in our hometown of
Prior to joining Alaska Airlines, Hyde was the director of global aviation policy for the Boeing Company, where she worked for 12 years developing strategies to shape national and international public policy to support aviation growth and business goals. Prior to joining Boeing in 2002, Hyde worked for The Metropolitan King County Council then served as a government relations manager for the King County Executive.
Hyde holds a bachelor's degree in communications from
and an executive master's degree in Business Administration from the
University of Washington's
of Business. She is the current vice chair of the
Board of Community and Technical Colleges, a member of the International Association of Women in Aviation and a board member of Pioneer Human Services.
A lifelong resident of
, Hyde and her family reside in
Lake Forest Park, Wash.
Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves over 100 cities through an expansive network in
, the Lower 48,
. Alaska Airlines has ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction Study
for seven consecutive years from 2008 to 2014. For reservations, visit
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SOURCE Alaska Airlines