Barry L. Biffle
Chief Executive Officer
Barry L. Biffle has served as a member of our Board of Directors since March 2017, as our Chief Executive Officer since March 2016 and as our President since July 2014. From July 2013 to April 2014, Mr. Biffle served as chief executive officer of VivaColombia, an airline based in Medellín, Colombia. From February 2005 to July 2013, Mr. Biffle served as chief marketing officer of Spirit Airlines, Inc. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Biffle served as managing director of marketing at US Airways. Mr. Biffle also held other key positions in network planning, sales and marketing while at US Airways. Prior to joining US Airways, Mr. Biffle held several management positions at American Eagle Airlines, a regional airline subsidiary of American Airlines, Inc. from 1995 to 1999. Mr. Biffle holds a B.A. from the University of Alabama.
James G. Dempsey
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
James G. Dempsey has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since December 2019 and as our Chief Financial Officer since May 2014. From July 2006 to April 2014, Mr. Dempsey served as treasurer at Ryanair Holdings PLC. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Dempsey served as head of investor relations at Ryanair. Prior to this, Mr. Dempsey served in various management roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Dempsey holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University College Dublin and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
Howard M. Diamond
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Howard M. Diamond has served as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since July 2014. Mr. Diamond served as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Thales USA, Inc., a diversified aerospace, defense and transportation company, from January 2008 to July 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Diamond served as chief counsel at BAE Systems Land and Armaments, f/k/a United Defense, LP from 2003 to 2008. Mr. Diamond began his legal career as an officer in the U.S. Army JAG Corps from 1994 to 1997, after which he served as a litigation associate from 1997 to 2001 at the law firm of Sherman & Howard. Mr. Diamond holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Jake F. Filene
Senior Vice President, Customers
Jake F. Filene has served as our Senior Vice President, Customers since March 2019. Prior to serving in this role, Mr. Filene served as our Deputy Chief Operating Officer since joining us in July 2017. Mr. Filene served as vice president, airport services and corporate real estate at Spirit Airlines, Inc. from January 2016 to June 2017, also holding that position from January 2012 to June 2013. He previously served as Spirit’s vice president, airport and inflight services from July 2013 to December 2015. Mr. Filene holds a B.A. from Vassar College and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Daniel M. Shurz
Senior Vice President, Commercial
Daniel M. Shurz has served as our Senior Vice President, Commercial since January 2012. Mr. Shurz also served as our Vice President, Strategy and Planning from June 2009 to January 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Shurz served as vice president, network planning from August 2006 to April 2009 and director, business development from May 2005 to August 2006 at Air Canada. Mr. Shurz also served in various roles at United Airlines from 1996 to 2001. Mr. Shurz holds a B.A. from Cambridge University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Trevor J. Stedke
Senior Vice President, Operations
Trevor J. Stedke has served as our Senior Vice President, Operations since April 2019. Prior to this, he served as vice president, aircraft technical operations for Southwest Airlines from June 2012 until September 2018. Mr. Stedke has served as an Engineering Advisory Board member for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University since June 2014. Mr. Stedke holds a B.S. in Aviation Engineering/Atmospheric Science from the Ohio State University and an M.S. in Engineering Management from the Christian Brothers University.
Mark C. Mitchell
Chief Accounting Officer
Mark C. Mitchell has served as our Chief Accounting Officer since September 2015. From February 2007 to September 2015, Mr. Mitchell served in various leadership capacities for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc., or SHRW, a hotel and leisure company, including serving as the vice president, accounting (SHRW) from 2013 to 2015 and as the controller for Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., the timeshare brand of SHRW, from 2007 to 2015. Prior to this, Mr. Mitchell served in various controllership capacities at Equitable Resources, Inc. and HD Supply, Inc. from 2002 to 2006 and also held various roles at Deloitte LLP from 1995 to 2002, including that of audit manager. Mr. Mitchell is a CPA and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from the University of Florida.
Craig R. Maccubbin
Chief Information Officer
Craig R. Maccubbin has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer since March 2021. Mr. Maccubbin served as executive vice president and chief information officer at WestJet Airlines Ltd. from April 2017 to June 2020. From May 2013 to April 2017, he served as chief technology officer at Southwest Airlines. Prior to that, Mr. Maccubbin served as chief information officer at Spirit Airlines, Inc. from June 2009 to May 2013. Mr. Maccubbin attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.