HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines today announced the appointment of John MacMichael to the position of director – information security and compliance. In this role, he is responsible for leading risk-based strategic security planning and developing tactical business-level risk processes.

“John’s forward-thinking approach to IT security issues will give us the competitive edge needed as we continue to expand,” said Phil Moore, vice president – IT for Hawaiian Airlines. “His exceptional background in leading high-caliber teams will prove invaluable as we look ahead to future goals.”

MacMichael is a highly accomplished global IT leader with a distinguished career that spans over 20 years.  He had led technology and security organizations within the U.S. Navy, Department of Defense and private sector. Prior to joining Hawaiian Airlines, MacMichael served as vice president - IT for Charter Communications in St. Louis, Missouri. Previously, he held various computer and telecommunication positions with the U.S. Navy while he was based in Iraq, Hawaiʻi and Virginia.

MacMichael graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. He also received his Master of Science in IT Management from The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. During his time at the National Defense University, MacMichael completed the Advanced Management Program, Chief Information Officer Certificate Program and Information Assurance Certificate Program. He also currently serves as adjunct professor at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont where he educates and mentors future leaders in the field of information assurance.

About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 11 years (2004-2014) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.

Now in its 86th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. Mainland. Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 200 daily flights system-wide.

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