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JetBlue appoints Steve Priest as CFO

JetBlue JetBlue, an airline, announced that it has promoted Steve Priest to executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Mr. Priest has more than 20 years of experience leading financial, operational, and commercial aspects of the airline business and most recently served as the airline’s vice president, structural programs.

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Mr. Priest joined JetBlue in 2015 and in his most recent role was responsible for JetBlue’s strategic sourcing efforts and for fleet and engine strategy.

Mr. Priest spearheaded high-priority change initiatives including the launch of the airline’s on-time performance program and structural cost initiative.

Prior to JetBlue, Mr. Priest held positions of increasing responsibility at British Airways from 1996 to 2015.

Most recently, he served as senior vice president, North Atlantic joint business where he significantly grew unit revenue and market share with partner airlines.

Mr. Priest also served in senior roles in strategy and planning; customer contact and distribution; and commercial and call center operations.

He served as regional vice president, controller for Western Europe, Latin America, and Caribbean and as chief financial officer for BA Ground Handling Services.

Mr. Priest is a graduate in economics and geography of Victoria University of Manchester (UK) and a qualified Chartered Global Management Accountant.

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