Alaska confirms new exec positions

Alaska Airlines has named
several new managing directors in conjunction with a company-wide
realignment instituted in late-April.Angela Ursino, who has held positions of increasing responsibility in
employee training, development and organization effectiveness since joining
Alaska in 2000, has been promoted to managing director of talent strategy
and organizational development, with added responsibility for recruitment.
Ursino previously worked at Microsoft, Goodwill Industries and Ernst Home
and Nursery in Seattle.
  Dean DuVall moves from Alaska’s IT Department to become managing
director of procurement for Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska
Airlines and Horizon Air. Formerly Alaska’s managing director of IT
customer service and infrastructure, DuVall has served in numerous
positions within the IT Department during his two decades at the airline.
  Arnie Stapnes succeeds DuVall as managing director of IT customer
service and infrastructure. A 16-year veteran at Alaska, Stapnes has
overseen many initiatives, including responsibility for IT field systems
and development of IT project management processes and the airline’s
virtual Project Management Office.
  Herman Wacker has joined the airline as associate general counsel and
managing director of labor and employment law. Wacker has practiced labor
law in Seattle for more than 30 years, representing labor unions, employees
and employers in hundreds of arbitrations, mediations, negotiations and