Lavanya Sareen has joined Alaska Airlines as managing director of investor relations, overseeing analyst and shareholder communications for Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.
“Lavanya brings a wealth of airline industry experience to Alaska Air Group, which makes him perfectly suited to lead our investor relations effort,” said Brandon Pedersen, Alaska Air Group executive vice president of finance and chief financial officer.
Sareen is a 17-year veteran of the hospitality industry, having most recently served as director of corporate strategy and business development for United Airlines from 2011 to the present. Prior to that, he served as director of financial analysis for Continental Airlines and worked with Marriott Group Hotels and Taj Hotels.
Sareen holds a master’s of business administration degree in finance from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Management and a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Hotel Management.
Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves 100 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers” in the J.D. Power and Associates for seven consecutive years from 2008 to 2014. Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan also ranked highest in the 2014 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report.