SkyWest COO Steps Down After Long Tenure

By Anna Breuer on 26 October 2020
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A SkyWest aircraft in Los Angeles

North American regional airline SkyWest announced that its chief operating officer, Mike Thompson, retired from the airline with immediate effect after almost 20 years with the carrier.

The St. George, Utah-based carrier simultaneously announced the appointment of Greg Wooley to the position of executive vice president – operations.  Mr. Wooley, who has been vice president for airport operations since 2019, will oversee multiple areas including in-flight services, flight operations, and airport operations.   Prior to joining SkyWest, Mr. Wooley was vice president at ExpressJet Airlines.

The airline announced a number of additional executive appointments including Sonya Wolford to the position of senior vice president for in-flight services and Tracy Gallo to the position of senior vice president of flight operations.  In addition, Lori Hunt, the airline’s vice president of people, will succeed Mr. Wooley as vice president of airport operations.

SkyWest is a major regional carrier and provides services for American Airlines as American Eagle, Delta Air Lines as Delta Connection, Alaska Airlines as Alaska SkyWest, and United Airlines as United Express.

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