HONOLULU – January 14, 2010 - Hawaiian Airlines announced today the appointment of Beryl Fajardo to the company’s newly created position of director of leadership development and training.
Fajardo is primarily responsible for developing a strategic leadership curriculum that helps to strengthen the overall capabilities of management and supports the company’s business objectives. She is working with Hawaiian’s senior management team and collaborating with learning and development organizations to create and implement programs that help improve Hawaiian’s business operations.
“Beryl brings to Hawaiian a high level of expertise in management and corporate training that will help us become more efficient with our operations and provide more opportunities for professional growth within the company,” said Barbara Falvey, senior vice president of human resources for Hawaiian.
Fajardo comes to Hawaiian after spending 27 years in positions specializing in management training and employee professional development for high-tech companies in California’s Silicon Valley. She most recently worked at Cisco Systems in San Jose for the past nine years, where she held the position of senior manager of leadership development.
A proponent of life-long learning, Fajardo is an alumnus of San Jose State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in social services in 1980 and a Masters of Arts degree in instructional technology in 1993. She went on to earn a doctorate in education from the University of Southern California in 2002.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian is the nation’s highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in 2008 in the 19th annual Airline Quality Rating study. Hawaiian has also led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past five years (2004-2008) and has been an industry leader in fewest misplaced bags during that same period (#1 from 2005-2007, #2 in 2008) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii.
Now in its 81st year of continuous service for Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service to Hawaii from the state’s primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities (10) than any other airline, as well as service to the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides more than 160 daily jet flights within the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.
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