JEWETT APPOINTED TO JETBLUE BOARD

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore July 27, 2011 10:32

JEWETT APPOINTED TO JETBLUE BOARD

Ellen Jewett, managing director for BMO Capital Markets, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of JetBlue Airways. Jewett has more than 20 years of experience in the field of airport infrastructure financing, including five years as head of airports and public sector transportation group at Goldman Sachs.

“Ellen knows the world of aviation finance and infrastructure, and she will add tremendous value to JetBlue as a member of our Board,” said Joel Peterson, chairman of JetBlue’s Board of Directors. “We welcome Ellen to the team and know she will contribute her expertise to the long-term strategy to make JetBlue the Americas’ favorite airline.”

“Ellen brings far more than her professional expertise to JetBlue,” said Dave Barger, JetBlue’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “It takes special insight and perspective to navigate financing deals with various municipalities and agencies, and I am excited to have Ellen join our team.”

“Ellen’s expertise in strategy and execution will be valuable to JetBlue’s success going forward,” said James Hnat, JetBlue’s General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary.

Jewett has led public-private partnerships as well as innovative project financings over the course of her career, including serving as senior managing underwriter for over $25 billion municipal revenue bond issues including numerous U.S. airport and multi-purpose airport/seaport.

“I am excited to join the JetBlue team,” Jewett said. “JetBlue has done what others said was impossible – they have built a customer-centric airline, based in New York, with a magnificent brand and highly valued culture. JetBlue has a lot of runway ahead of it, and I look forward to contributing to their ongoing success.”

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore July 27, 2011 10:32
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