James A. Beer
Director of Alaska Air Group since August 2017
Compensation and Leadership Development Committee (since August 2017)
Safety Committee (since August 2017)
• Financial Expertise
• Aviation Industry Expertise
• Strategic Planning Experience
• Technology Expertise
Mr. Beer joined Atlassian Corporation PLC, a publicly traded company, as its CFO in February 2018. He was executive vice president and CFO for McKesson Corporation from 2013 to 2017, and CFO at Symantec Corp. from 2006 to 2013. From 1991 to 2006, he held a number of management positions including CFO at AMR Corporation and American Airlines, AMR’s principal subsidiary.
Current Public Company Board Service:
• ForeScout Technologies, Inc.
Current Non-Public Company Board Service:
• Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air and Virgin America (subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group)
• BS Aeronautical Engineering, Imperial College, London University
• MBA, Harvard Business School