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Alaska Air Group chief financial officer Brandon Pedersen to retire

Christian Fernsby | Seattle, Wash., USA | January 7, 2020
Brandon PedersenAlaska Air Group announced that Brandon Pedersen, chief financial officer, plans to retire on March 2, 2020.
After serving as Alaska's outside auditor for 11 years, Mr. Pedersen joined Alaska in 2003 as vice president of finance and controller and was promoted to CFO in May 2010.

Mr. Pedersen is a graduate of the University of Washington, where he continues to teach and be actively involved.

Shane Tackett, currently Alaska's executive vice president of planning and strategy will succeed Mr. Pedersen.

Mr. Tackett joined Alaska in 2000 and has led in many capacities across the company.

In 2010, Mr. Tackett became vice president of labor relations for Alaska Airlines.

In 2015, he became responsible for the revenue management and e-commerce functions for Alaska and managed relationships with key commercial technology partners.

Mr. Tackett was promoted to executive vice president of planning and strategy in 2018, once again leading Alaska's labor relations team, which he will continue to lead as CFO.