Eberwein to Join America West as Vice President, Corporate Communications

PHOENIX, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—America West Airlines (NYSE: AWA) announced today that Elise Eberwein will join the company as its vice president, corporate communications effective Sept. 22, 2003. Eberwein will be responsible for overseeing the company`s media relations and employee communications.
We are delighted to have Elise join the America West team. She is an outstanding executive with extensive airline industry experience that includes both line and staff perspectives. As we continue the transformation of America West, Elise will lead the development of strategies to increase and improve communications with customers, business partners and the communities we serve. Most importantly, and a key component of our turnaround, is our quest to improve our internal communication with our employees. Our employees have worked diligently to successfully distinguish America West operationally and financially, and we will continue to build upon that momentum by fostering a culture of teamwork working toward one shared vision,” said Doug Parker, chairman and chief executive officer.
Eberwein has more than 17 years combined airline experience, most recently with Frontier Airlines where she spent five years leading that company`s media relations, employee communications, customer relations, community relations and government affairs activities. She holds an executive masters degree in business administration from Colorado State University as well as a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications.
Founded in 1983 and proudly celebrating its 20-year anniversary in 2003, America West Airlines is the nation`s second largest low-fare airline and the only carrier formed since deregulation to achieve major airline status.