Airlines

Alaska Air Group names new CEO to replace Brad Tilden

Key Points
  • Alaska Air Group on Monday named Ben Minicucci to take over as chief executive officer at the airline, replacing Brad Tilden who retires on March 31.
  • Minicucci, a 16-year veteran with the airline, has been serving as President since 2016.
  • Tilden will keep his position on Alaska's board, the company said.
Brad Tilden, chairman and chief executive officer of Alaska Air Group Inc., pauses while speaking during the U.S. Chamber of Commerce aviation summit in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, March 2, 2017.
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Alaska Air Group on Monday named Ben Minicucci to take over as chief executive officer at the airline, replacing Brad Tilden who retires on March 31.

Minicucci, a 16-year veteran with the airline, has been serving as President since 2016.

Tilden will keep his position on Alaska's board, the company said.

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