JetBlue general counsel retires

JetBlue Airways Corp. (Nasdaq: JBLU) has announced that James Hnat, the airline´s longtime corporate secretary, executive vice president corporate affairs and general counsel, will be retiring from his role effective June 30, the company said.

Hnat will continue to advise the company with respect to its investment in JetSuite and JetBlue Technology Ventures through the end of 2018 and will continue to serve on the JetSuite board of directors.

Brandon Nelson, currently vice president, associate general counsel, will serve as JetBlue´s acting general counsel, reporting to Hayes. He will oversee JetBlue´s legal strategy and work closely with JetBlue´s government and airport affairs team, led by Rob Land, senior vice president government affairs and associate general counsel, who will also report directly to Hayes.

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