Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, has named Brad Tilden as chairman. Tilden serves as president and CEO, and will replace outgoing chairman Bill Ayer, who is retiring at the end of the year. "Under Brad’s leadership, Alaska Air Group has continued to set the bar in safety and operational performance, provide award-winning service, innovate to make flying easier, grow our network, and achieve record financial results. His new role as chairman completes an orderly leadership transition that the board has been planning for years," Ayer said. Tilden has worked for Alaska Air in a variety of roles since 1991.
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