Virgin America names 2 to board

Virgin America Inc. (NASDAQ: VA) said it has appointed Jennifer Vogel and Paul Wachter to the Virgin America board of directors, effective immediately.

With these additions, the Virgin America board expands to 11 directors.

Vogel was most recently Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer of Continental Airlines, Inc. in Houston. Wachter is the founder and CEO of financial and asset management advisory firm Main Street Advisors in Los Angeles.

Vogel, 53, serves on the board of directors of American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AS&E), a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray inspection systems. She is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law and received an undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa.

Wachter, 58, serves on the board of directors of Time Warner Inc., Avalanche Biotechnologies, Inc., and as a Regent on the University of California board of Regents. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School and received an undergraduate degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Known for its mood-lit cabins, three beautifully designed classes of service and innovative fleetwide amenities, Virgin America has built a loyal following of flyers and earned a host of awards since launching in 2007.