HONOLULU – February 18, 2015 – Hawaiian Airlines has announced the appointment of Mark Stanfield Packard to the position of senior director - treasury. He will be responsible for managing Hawaiian Airlines’ relationships with lessors, lenders and other financing partners, while overseeing other financial risk management matters. Packard will also play a key role in fleet planning and transaction activities.
“Mark brings a strong skill set in capital markets and various treasury functions that further strengthens our capabilities in finance, as our business expands and as we continue adding new services for our customers,” said Kevin Halloran, Hawaiian Airlines vice president - treasury and treasurer.
Packard has more than 15 years of treasury and finance experience in the aviation, transportation and banking industries. Prior to joining Hawaiian Airlines, he served as head of transportation risk management - Americas at Siemens Financial Services, Inc. where he directed a team of underwriters and portfolio managers in the analysis and risk-approval of financings of commercial aircraft, rolling stock, marine vessels and other transportation assets. Previously, he served as director - capital markets at Virgin America, managing the airline’s aircraft and engine financings, and also as a registered consultant with Horizon Aviation Consultants of London. Packard also held a number of senior officer positions at Citigroup in New York and London in the aircraft leasing, capital markets, portfolio management, asset finance, and risk and credit approval divisions.
Packard holds a Bachelor’s degree in Japanese language and history, and also a Master of International Affairs degree in international finance and banking, both from Columbia University in New York City. He currently serves as a member of the board of trustees for Airlink, a 501 (c)(3) humanitarian initiative launched by the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading connecting commercial airlines with humanitarian aid organizations.
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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