Management

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Jonathan Ornstein serves as Chairman and Chief Executive officer of Mesa Air Group. One of the longest serving CEOs in the industry, Ornstein returned for his second tour with the Company in 1998 as President and CEO and was named Chairman of the Board in 1999.
President and Chief Financial Officer
Michael J. Lotz is the President and Chief Financial Officer of Mesa and has been with the Company since July 1998. He graduated from Iona College Hagen School of Business in New York City with a BBA degree in Financial Accounting in 1983. From 1983 to 1985, he started his career at John Brown
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Brian Gillman rejoined Mesa in September 2013 as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Gillman currently oversees the Legal, Contracts, Risk Management and Properties/Facilities departments at Mesa Airlines. Gillman also has responsibility for the company's Human Resources
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Brad Rich joined Mesa Air Group as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in March 2019, bringing over 30 years of airline industry leadership experience. Before Mesa, Rich served as United Airlines’ Senior Vice President of United Express Operations, where he oversaw the carrier’s
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Robert "Bob" Hornberg serves as Vice President and CIO of Mesa Airlines, a position he has held since September 2000. Hornberg joined Mesa in July 1998 as Director of Information Services after serving in a variety of Information Technology roles with both Western Pacific Airlines and America West
Vice President, American Eagle Operations
Kenley Brown, was named Vice President, American Eagle Operations after 12 years in executive management at Mesa.  Kenley served in such roles as Vice President, Airport Operations and Customer Service (2016-2018) and Vice President of Inflight Services (2006-2016).
Vice President, Safety and Security
Tyler Campbell returned to the position of Vice President of Safety and Security, a position he held from 2016 - 2018, in October 2019 after serving in the role of Vice President of Training. Campbell was previously the and Director of Safety from 2012-2016.
Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Special Projects
Captain Michael Ferverda joined Mesa Airlines in 1990 as a First Officer in the Beechcraft 1300 and has served the company in various capacities ranging from Captain, Flight Instructor, Check Airman, Assistant Chief Pilot, FAA Designated Examiner, FAA Director of Operations, Division Vice President
Senior Vice President, Flight Operations
Brad Holt joined Mesa Air Group as Senior Vice President of Flight Operations in October 2019. He has been in the airline industry for over 30 years and is also a pilot with more than 16,000 flight hours in both airplanes and helicopters.  Prior to Mesa, Brad spent eight years as President and
Vice President, Maintenance
Doug Shockey joined Mesa Air Group as Vice President of Maintenance in 2018. An A&P mechanic himself, Doug has over 30 years of airline experience, with more than 25 years in senior airline management roles. Prior to Mesa, Doug held a number of positions within the industry, such as Chief Operating
Vice President, Treasurer
James Swigart is Vice President and Treasurer of Mesa Air Group and has been with the company since 2004. Swigart also served on Mesa’s board of directors from 1999 through 2004. From 1995 through 1999, Jim was CFO and CEO of Virgin Express Holdings in Brussels, Belgium and was instrumental in
Vice President of Operations Control and Planning
Cody Thomas joined Mesa Airlines in November 2015 as the Company’s Senior Director of Crew Resources and Planning. He brings extensive experience in crew and resource planning as well as a background in business management and finance, most recently serving as District Finance Manager for Delta Air
Vice President, Inflight Services
Amber Wansten serves as Vice President of Inflight Services. Wansten began her career with Mesa Air Group as a Customer Service Agent in Manhattan, Kansas in 2000. She moved to Phoenix to continue her career at the company’s corporate office and since that time has served Mesa in many capacities,
Vice President, Training
Captain Kevin Wilson joined Mesa in 1989 and currently serves as Vice President of Training. With more than 19,000 hours of flight time, Wilson has flown as a line pilot and check airman in the Cessna Caravan, Beech 99, Beech 1300, Beech 1900, Embraer Brasilia and Bombardier CRJ series.
Vice President, Finance
Darren Zapfe joined Mesa Air Group as Corporate Controller in June 2009 and was appointed Vice President of Finance in August 2012. Zapfe began his finance career at Karsten Manufacturing Corp. and served in various finance and management positions at Troon Golf, KB Homes and Meritage Homes. He