Alaska Air Group's board of directors named Max Tidwell Vice President of Safety and Security for Alaska Air Group and Alaska Airlines.
Mr. Tidwell was most recently the FAA Division Manager for Air Carrier Safety Assurance. He has held multiple roles at the FAA over his 22-year career, including as Manager for Seattle.
He graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelor's in aviation management and is a 30-year veteran of the Air Force. Tidwell currently serves as Command Chief for the Washington Air National Guard.
Tidwell succeeds Tom Nunn who will continue to serve as Alaska Airlines Vice President of Safety until his retirement in June, capping a 10-year career with the airline.