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Alaska Airlines Names Shaunta Hyde Managing Director of Community Relations

SEATTLE, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines has named Shaunta Hyde to the newly created position of managing director of community relations. A Pacific Northwest aviation professional, Hyde will lead community relations and charitable giving in the continental United States and Hawaii, collaborating with civic leaders and organizations affecting Alaska Airlines.

"Boosting our company's connections to the communities we serve is a top priority for Alaska Airlines," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines' senior vice president of communications and external relations.  "We will be well served by Shaunta's leadership in the aviation industry and her strong relationships with key civic leaders here in our hometown of Seattle and beyond."

Prior to joining Alaska Airlines, Hyde was the director of global aviation policy for the Boeing Company, where she worked for 12 years developing strategies to shape national and international public policy to support aviation growth and business goals. Prior to joining Boeing in 2002, Hyde worked for The Metropolitan King County Council then served as a government relations manager for the King County Executive.

Hyde holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Seattle University and an executive master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington'sFoster School of Business. She is the current vice chair of the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges, a member of the International Association of Women in Aviation and a board member of Pioneer Human Services.

A lifelong resident of Washington, Hyde and her family reside in Lake Forest Park, Wash.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves over 100 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines has ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction StudySM for seven consecutive years from 2008 to 2014. For reservations, visit For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at

SOURCE Alaska Airlines

Bobbie Egan, Alaska Airlines, (206) 392-5101