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.
Michael J. Lotz is the President 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 Engineering in Connecticut as a
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
Vice President, Ground Operations
Kenley Brown, was named Vice President, 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). Kenley joined Mesa as a flight attendant in December
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
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 and Chief Information Officer
A multi-industry IT executive, David serves as Mesa Airlines’ Chief Information Officer. Formerly Vice President IT for CSAA Insurance Group, a national insurance and financial services company. Prior to that David spent nearly 25 years at American Airlines in numerous roles starting at American
Vice President, Human Resources
With 20 years of expertise in HR and operations, Cathy Elsasser is a results-focused leader who delivers talent acquisition, retention and motivation solutions that help companies harness the power of one of their most valuable assets - their people. She is dedicated to creating a robust corporate
Vice President, Contract Revenue and Risk Management
Jack Rudinsky is the Vice President of Contract Revenue and Risk Management at Mesa Airlines, Inc. He joined the company in 2003 and has been instrumental in maximizing revenue under the terms of code share agreements with mainline airline partners, as well as managing fuel procurement, risk
Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis/Treasury
Selma Causevic is the Vice President of FP&A and Treasury at Mesa Airlines, Inc. She joined the company in 2013 and has been responsible for overseeing financial planning and analysis, budgeting, cash management, debt financing, and treasury operations of the company.
Vice President, Pilot Development
Augustus Gettas joined Mesa in March 2022 as the Senior Director of Training and was promoted to his current position in October 2022. In his role, he oversees the Mesa Pilot Development Program (MPD), a major initiative to close the pilot shortage gap that has been affecting the industry over the
Vice President, Flight Operations
Captain Andrew Lotter joined Mesa Airlines in June 2023 as Vice President of Flight Operations. He brings over 25 years of aviation industry experience performing executive functions as President, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President, and Director of Operations combined with experience as
Vice President, Maintenance & Engineering
Lori joined Mesa Airlines in May 2023 and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise with over 33 years of experience in the aviation industry. She began her maintenance career as a hangar and line mechanic at JFK airport in New York for Trans World Airlines, working on the Boeing 747 aircraft.