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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

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 Operations Planning & Performance

Responsibilities
Safety, reliability and productivity of airline operations. He will lead the implementation of technologies and analytics required to manage the complexity of today’s operation and setup the airline for future growth.

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.

Margaret Soda

Margaret Soda, Vice President of Inflight and Human Resources

Responsibilities

Oversees all functions of the human resources department including employee and labor relations, recruiting, compensation, benefits, retirement programs, internal & external communications, community relations, leadership development and labor relations. In addition, Margaret also oversees the Inflight Services team, including day-to-day Operations, Safety, and Training.

Education & Background
Margaret has 15 years of human resources experience, including human resources management at ConAgra Foods and seven years at Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation where she held the Managing Director of Human Resources position. Margaret earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Human Resources from University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh and received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

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.

Mark Swearingin

Mark Swearingin, Vice President of Maintenance & Engineering

Responsibilities
Oversees all maintenance operations including engineering, maintenance planning, line maintenance, heavy maintenance, materials, inventory management, vendor management, reliability, quality assurance, technical publications, technical records and regulatory compliance.

Education & Background
Mark has nearly 40 years of experience in the aviation industry, working his way up from a Mechanic at Crawfordsville Aviation to leadership roles in Technical Operations at a diverse group of airlines throughout his career. He spent time at Northwest Airlines, UPS Airlines, US Airways, Midwest Airlines, Air Canada, SH&E and Atlas Air Cargo and earned his Bachelor of Science at Purdue University.