HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines today announced the promotion of Jan Gouveia to the new position of Managing Director, Training & Development.

Gouveia previously held the title of project manager, strategy and transformation since April 2012. In her new position, Gouveia is responsible for the development and implementation of a new enterprise-wide training department that meets the operational and professional development needs of its more than 5,000 employees. This is vital as the company continues to expand in domestic and international markets.

“Jan has been a key player in developing our training strategy, which as we have grown, has become of central importance to our business,” said Hawaiian Airlines President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Dunkerley. “In this new position, we are utilizing her background and expertise to further strengthen the development of our team as we continue adding new services for our guests.”

Gouveia has more than 10 years of executive management, operations and strategic planning experience with a diverse professional background that included serving as director of risk management at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, chief legal counsel at the Honolulu Board of Water Supply and vice president, executive operations at Waimana Enterprises, Inc. Prior to joining Hawaiian, she served as interim comptroller/deputy comptroller at the Hawai‘i State Department of Accounting and General Services. Prior to this, she served as deputy director of administration at the Hawai‘i State Department of Transportation.

Gouveia graduated from ‘Iolani School and holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctorate degrees from Gonzaga University.

About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past nine years (2004-2012) 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 84th 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 nonstop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, and Tahiti. New nonstop service will begin between Honolulu and Taipei, Taiwan on July 9, 2013 and, subject to government approvals, between Honolulu and Beijing, China in April 2014.  Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands.

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