Chip Childs named next SkyWest CEO

SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) said that Chip Childs, the company´s current president, will succeed Jerry Atkin as chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2016.

Childs was also elected to the SkyWest, Inc. board of directors, effective January 1, 2016. Atkin will continue actively serving the company as SkyWest, Inc. Chairman of the board.

SkyWest, Inc. was named one of “America´s Best Employers” by Forbes in 2015 and was Air Transport World´s Regional Airline of the Year in 2014. SkyWest, Inc. is the holding company for two scheduled passenger airline operations and an aircraft leasing company and is headquartered in St. George, Utah.