JetBlue makes operational and finance appointments

JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) has announced several appointments to its leadership team, the company said.

Ursula Hurley has been named vice president, structural programs. The role was formerly held by Steve Priest prior to his appointment as JetBlue´s chief financial officer in February 2017.

Hurley will have responsibility for overseeing large scale strategic and structural initiatives at JetBlue which will create process improvements, efficiencies and cost savings.

Santiago Martello will join the airline on August 2, 2017, as vice president, financial planning and analysis (FP&A). The role was previously held by Tracy Lawlor, now vice president, strategy and business development.

In this role, he will have responsibility for JetBlue´s operating and capital plan, its business case process, forecasting and analysis in support of business decisions. Martello joins JetBlue from Honeywell International where he has worked in a number of finance positions since 2005. Most recently he was director, business analysis and planning where he held oversight of key initiatives in the corporate FP&A function.

David Jehn has joined JetBlue as vice president, operational planning and analysis. This role was previously held by Glenn Cusano, now senior vice president, finance and treasury.

Jehn will define and oversee the integration of network planning and operational execution, with a focus on operability, efficiency and collaboration across the airline´s commercial and operating teams. Jehn´s airline career spans over 25 years and, prior to his move to JetBlue, he was managing director, scheduling, at United Airlines.

JetBlue is New York´s Hometown Airline®, and a carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 38 million customers a year to 101 cities in the US, Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 1,000 daily flights.