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 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
Chief Financial Officer
Torque Zubeck is a 20-year airline industry veteran who currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Finance for Mesa Airlines. Prior to Mesa, Torque worked for Alaska Airlines serving in several senior executive roles in the last 10 years leading the Financial & Strategic planning group, Audit
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, 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
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, Maintenance and Engineering
Christian Daoud is Vice President Maintenance and Engineering for Mesa Airlines. In his role, Christian oversees all Mesa’s maintenance functions including line and heavy maintenance, planning, engineering, and reliability. Christian previously worked at Mesa as a licensed maintenance mechanic
Vice President, Pilot Training
Ed joined Mesa Airlines in November 2019 as VP Flight Training. With over 40 years commercial aviation experience, Ed was most recently employed with Allegiant Air as Director Flight Training & Standards and Alaska Airlines as a flight crew member on the A-320/321 & B-737.
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 of Flight Operations
Captain John Hornibrook has held several positions in the industry including System Chief Pilot at Alaska Airlines, the Acting Head of Flight Operations at Virgin America, the VP of Flight Operations for Horizon Air, as well as working at Boeing with pilots around the world who performed audits on