Hawaiian Airlines names new chief legal officer

Hawaiian Airlines has appointed Aaron Alter to the position of executive vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary, the company said.

Alter will oversee all legal, regulatory, and corporate governance matters, as well as the administration of quarterly board and annual shareholder meetings.

Alter replaces Hoyt Zia, who will be retiring in early 2016.

Prior to joining Hawaiian, Alter was a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati in Palo Alto, Calif., where he practiced corporate and securities law since 1990. While at Wilson Sonsini, Alter´s practice spanned the gamut of corporate transactions, including initial public offerings, mergers, capital market transactions, and corporate governance.

Alter holds a juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School and a master´s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School. He also received a bachelor´s degree in Economics and East Asian Studies from Harvard University, and is a graduate of Kaiser High School in Honolulu.

Hawaiian® has led all US carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 11 years (2004-2014) as reported by the US Department of Transportation.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA).