Alaska Air Group Names Ginny Carruthers Director Of Government Affairs

SEATTLE -- Alaska Air Group (AAG), the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, has named Ginny Carruthers director of government affairs. In her new role, Carruthers will lead federal affairs activities from the company's Washington, D.C., office.

A 20-year veteran of Alaska Airlines, Carruthers most recently served as the airline's East Coast regional sales manager, responsible for expanding transcontinental markets. She previously served as sales manager for the airline's Portland, OR, office.

"Ginny has a strong background in aviation, in-depth knowledge of the Northwest and proven experience developing relationships with key leaders," says Bill MacKay, Alaska Airlines' senior vice president of Alaska, who oversees AAG government relations. "She will be a strong representative of the company in this strategically important role."

Prior to joining Alaska, Carruthers worked for Eastern Airlines in its public relations and military airlift command divisions. A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, she received a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Phoenix.

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