Sun, Nov 11, 2007
He Joined, He Left, He Returned, Now He's Gone Again
Chief financial officer for JetBlue,
John Harvey, has resigned after only 18 months on the job,
according to Dow Jones on Thursday November 7.
Harvey left JetBlue to pursue other interests, according to
Discount carrier JetBlue based in Forest Hills, N.Y said that
senior vice president of finance and the company's principal
accounting officer Ed Barnes, would fill the top financial position
JetBlue spokeswoman Alison Eshelman said that Harvey, 41, did
not share the details of his plans with the company, but said that
he had been considering a career move for sometime.
Harvey was promoted by JetBlue to finance chief from treasurer
in May 2006. Harvey joined the carrier in 1999, but left to join
Skyworks Capitol in 2003. In 2004, Harvey again rejoined
Harvey's exit marks the most recent change in senior management
of the seven-year old airline, which seems to be losing its edge
over competitors because of higher fuel prices and recent
competition form Virgin America.
David Neeleman stepped down in May as CEO and took the title of
nonexecutive chairman, ceding control of the airline to David
Barger, as reported in ANN.
These changes follow recent groundings of more than 1,200
flights that caused the carrier to bulk up its operation's
In 2006 Barnes started with JetBlue as a vice president in
finance after working for Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) and before
that America West Airlines, now part of US Airways Group Inc.
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