Donald J. Carty

Donald J. Carty

Donald J. Carty has been a member of our Board of Directors since December 2016. 

Carty, a seasoned airline executive, has served on the Hawaiian Holdings board twice before, from July 2004 to February 2007 and again from April 2008 to May 2011.  

Carty is currently a Director of Canadian National Railway Company and VMWare, Inc.  He has also served as Chairman of the Board of Virgin America, Inc., a position he held from 2006-2016 until the acquisition of Virgin America by Alaska Airlines was consummated.  Carty has held numerous executive leadership roles during his career, serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for AMR Corporation and American Airlines, President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Pacific Air Lines and Vice-Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Dell.  He was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in January 2003.

Carty received a B.A. in Economics from Queen's University in Ontario, Canada (1968) and has an M.B.A. from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration (1971).

Carty serves as a member of the Audit and Finance Committee, Compensation Committee and Executive Committee and as Chair of the Safety Committee.  Carty brings significant experience and understanding of the airline industry and publicly traded companies and familiarity with the Company's business, which allows him to contribute valuable insight and perspective to the Board of Directors.