HONOLULU, January 16, 2004 -- Hawaiian Airlines announced today that David M. Webster, a corporate lawyer with more than 28 years of experience, has been appointed senior vice president – general counsel and corporate secretary. He started work December 17.
Webster has an extensive legal background, as a member of a prestigious law firm, as in-house general counsel, and in government service. For eight years, from 1994 to 2002, he was vice president and the first general counsel of A.T. Kearney, a Chicago-based $1.3-billion international management consulting firm. Webster oversaw the legal affairs of the company and its subsidiaries in 34 countries.
From 1987 to 1994 he worked in Washington, D.C., first as a White House Fellow; then as special assistant to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and, from 1989 to 1994, served as assistant general counsel of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.
From 1975 to 1987, Webster was an attorney for the Chicago law firm of Winston & Strawn, becoming a partner in 1981 and concentrating in international and domestic corporate transactions.
He earned his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1975, having previously attended Williams College (Massachusetts) where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude with honors in history in 1972.
Webster has volunteered his time to support a variety of community and civic activities, including service as president and board member for the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness, as an executive board member for Chicago's public radio station, and as chairman and board member for the Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines is recognized as one of the best airlines in America. Business travelers recently surveyed by Condé Nast Traveler rated Hawaiian Airlines as having the best in-flight service and meals of any U.S. carrier. Hawaiian was recently ranked fourth best in the nation overall by Travel + Leisure.
Founded in Honolulu 74 years ago, Hawaiian Airlines is Hawaii's largest and longest-serving airline, and the second largest provider of passenger air service between Hawaii and the mainland U.S. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more mainland U.S. gateways than any other airline. Hawaiian also provides approximately 100 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands, as well as service to American Samoa and Tahiti.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (AMEX and PCX: HA). Since the appointment of a bankruptcy trustee on May 16, 2003, Hawaiian Holdings has had no involvement in the management of Hawaiian Airlines and has had limited access to information concerning the airline.
Additional information on Hawaiian Airlines is available at www.HawaiianAir.com