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Leadership

We're Investing in our People

Part of the mission at PSA is our commitment to growing our company where passion is shared, professional excellence is expected, and all people – customers and employees – are valued and respected. We are focused on creating a culture of learning and investing in our employees for the future of PSA. It is important that we continue to grow in our leadership abilities, find ways to work better with one another, become more effective and come together as a team.

Dion Flannery

Dion Flannery, President and CEO

Responsibilities
Lead American Airlines Group wholly-owned subsidiary, PSA Airlines.

Education & Background
Dion has served as President of US Airways Express, Vice President- Financial Analysis for US Airways. He has a Bachelor’s degree in advertising from the University of Texas-Austin and Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance from the University of Houston.

Michael Bruhn

Michael Bruhn, Vice President of Finance

Responsibilities
Oversees the finance department and expanding supply chain operation.

Education & Background

Michael joined US Airways in 2007 as a Financial Analyst. Over the last decade he has held many roles within US Airways, and American Airlines prior to joining PSA Airlines in 2016 as the Director of Finance. Michael holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona.

Darren Hall

Darren Hall, Vice President of Safety & Training Development

Responsibilities

Oversee safety, security, compliance and retain leadership of training and operations development

Education & Background

Darren has more than 30 years of aviation industry experience. He started his airline career with Comair Airlines where he was a CRJ Captain, Simulator Instructor and Check Airman. He joined PSA in 2012 as Safety Program Manager and went on to hold a number of positions including Manager of Flight Standards, Director of Flight Training, and most recently Director – Operations Training and Development. Darren holds a Master of Aeronautical Science and Graduate Certificate in Aviation Safety Systems from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Reddy Gumireddy

Reddy Gumireddy, Vice President of Inflight and Operations Performance

Responsibilities
Safety, reliability and productivity of airline operations. He leads the implementation of technologies and analytics required to manage the complexity of today’s operation and setup the airline for future growth. Reddy also oversees our Flight Attendants, our largest frontline workgroup.

Education & Background
With more than 20 years in the industry, he has held many roles within US Airways, Sabre and American Airlines. Reddy holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, an MBA and a master’s degree in Management Science with majors in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering.

Christine Wampach

Christine Wampach, Vice President of Talent Management

Responsibilities
Talent Acquisition; HR Systems and Support; Communications and Marketing; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Talent Development and Management teams.

Education & Background

Christine has more than 15 years of experience in talent acquisition and development. She is tremendously proud to lead our innovative and high-performing team of people and talent management professionals. Christine first joined PSA as Director of Recruiting, where she led the complete restructuring of how PSA attracts and retains the top aviation talent in the industry at a time when the industry faced talent shortages in almost every discipline. After hiring and developing a team of talent acquisition professionals, these efforts delivered the greatest recruiting successes ever seen at PSA and continue to form the foundation of our comprehensive talent acquisition strategy. Christine received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Master of Arts in Organizational Communications from Northern Kentucky University. Christine is Senior Talent Management Practitioner and SHRM-SCP Certified.

Keith Stamper

Keith Stamper, Vice President of Flight Operations

Responsibilities

Oversee all Flight Training and Pilot Operations. Keith also leads all interactions on behalf of Flight Operations with the FAA, Flight Safety initiatives, Pilot training, Operations and key performance indicators.

Education & Background
Keith has an accomplished career as a CRJ pilot with vast experience in regional airline flight operations management. He served as Chief Pilot for Comair before joining Trans States Airlines in 2010 as Director of Flight Operations, Supervising Flight Operations, Training and SOC.

Steve Kingsley

Steve Kingsley, Vice President of Inflight Operations

Responsibilities

Steve is responsible for the long-term strategy and day-to-day operations of PSA's Inflight group.

Education and Background

Steve has 37 years of extensive airline experience within the Inflight/Onboard Services field. He began his airline career as a Flight Attendant and subsequently held several positions with increasing responsibilities throughout the Inflight Services organization, including Base Manager, Regional Director of Inflight Operations, Managing Director of Inflight Services, and Managing Director of Food & Beverage at American Airlines.

Richard Ugarte

Richard Ugarte, Vice President of Maintenance Operations

Responsibilities

Richard is responsible for overseeing all maintenance operations, including engineering, maintenance planning, line maintenance, heavy maintenance, maintenance vendor management, and maintenance reliability.

Education and Background

Richard spent over 30 years working in aircraft maintenance at FedEx, most recently serving as Managing Director for the second-largest FedEx hub in Indianapolis. Before FedEx, Richard served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, working line maintenance on heavy transport aircraft for four years. Richard is also a certified John C. Maxwell leadership coach and brings valuable experience in training and Lean Continuous Improvement.

Steve Nigh

Steve Nigh, Chief Legal Counsel

Responsibilities

Steve is responsible for setting the philosophy and vision for in-house legal matters. In collaboration with our four labor unions, Steve develops and oversees labor relations for the more than 3,500 represented team members at PSA.

Education and Background

A graduate of Duke University and Georgetown University Law, Steve has over a decade of experience in labor management relations, most recently serving as Of Counsel at Littler Mendelson, P.C., where he counseled and represented employers on a wide range of workplace matters, including traditional labor, wage and hour, and equal employment opportunity issues.