James A. Beer
Director of Alaska Air Group since 2017
Innovation Committee (Chair)
• Financial Expertise
• Aviation Industry Expertise
• Strategic Planning Experience
• Technology Experience
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.
• DocuSign Inc.
Current Non-Public Company Board Service:
• Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air (subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group)
• BS, Aeronautical Engineering, Imperial College, London University
• MBA, Harvard Business School