Spirit Airlines, Inc. announced that its board of directors has promoted Scott M. Haralson to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective October 16, 2018. Haralson has over 18 years of airline experience and most recently served as Spirit’s Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis and Corporate Real Estate.
Haralson succeeds Edward (Ted) Morgan Christie as CFO. Christie was promoted to President earlier this year and will become Spirit’s Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2019, succeeding Bob Fornaro.
In this expanded role, Haralson will serve as a key member of the senior leadership team and oversee Treasury, Investor Relations, Accounting, Financial Planning and Analysis, and Corporate Real Estate.
Haralson joined Spirit in 2012 as its Vice President Financial Planning and Analysis. He began his professional career in corporate banking working primarily on structured finance deals. Haralson began his airline career at America West Airlines (and what would become US Airways) where he served in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility. He has also held financial management positions with Frontier Airlines, Swift Aviation, and Dish Network.
Haralson received his MBA in Finance from the University of Mississippi.