Horizon Air names new VP, Flight Operations & new VP, of Finance and Planning

Horizon Air's Board of Directors has elected Captain John Hornibrook Vice President of Flight Operations

Hornibrook will oversee Horizon's 700 line pilots and system operations center. Captain Hornibrook has held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility. Most recently, he served as Managing Director of Flight Operations at Virgin America, overseeing integration efforts with Alaska. He also served as System Chief Pilot and Managing Director of line flying at Alaska for five years. In addition to serving as ALPA Council 67 committee Chairman, Hornibrook was also Chairman of ALPA's Central Air Safety Committee, Training Committee and Training Board Committee. He earned a bachelor's degree in aviation technology from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, and will graduate with a master's degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2018.

Additionally, Brooke Vatheuer has been named Vice President of Finance and Planning. Mr. Vatheuer most recently, Vatheuer served as Managing Director at Alaska. He joined Alaska Airlines in 2007 in the internal audit department and served as internal auditor, lead internal auditor, internal audit manager and director of internal audit. Prior to joining Alaska, Vatheuer served as an auditor for Deloitte, a global public accounting firm. She holds both a master of professional accounting and a bachelor of business administration from the University of Washington.