PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mesa Air Group, Inc. today announced John Selvaggio has joined its senior leadership team as Vice President of Business Development and Resource Planning. With more than 35 years of airline experience with American Airlines/AMR, US Airways and Delta Air Lines, Selvaggio will help steer Mesa’s long-term growth and resource pipeline strategy.
“I’m delighted John has joined our team and will focus on fostering new relationships aimed at enlarging Mesa’s footprint and ensuring the continuous flow of critical resources to bolster our plans for growth,” said CEO Jonathan Ornstein.
Selvaggio’s significant career milestones include serving as Assistant Vice President of Strategic Planning for American Airlines, President, CEO and COO of post-bankruptcy Midway Airlines and Vice President of US Airways Express for US Airways, Inc.
He also served as Senior Vice President – Airport Customer Service for Delta Air Lines and President, CEO and COO of Delta’s innovative high-touch/low-cost subsidiary, Song Airlines. From 2007 to 2009, he served as President and CEO of Delta-owned Comair.
Selvaggio earned a bachelor of science degree in Accounting from Fordham University and has served as a director for professional organizations including the Regional Airline Association.
Marcia Scott, joining Mesa as Director of Corporate Communications, brings nearly 20 years of in-house corporate communications, public relations agency and PR consulting experience. Since 2008, Scott served as Public Relations Account Supervisor at The Lavidge Company in Phoenix. Her previous positions include Vice President of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations for Atlanta-based PGi, Inc. and Director of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations for both ValuJet Airlines and AirTran Airways.
Scott’s experience includes local, national and international media relations, investor relations, employee communications, crisis management, public affairs and community relations. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism-Public Relations from The University of Florida.
About Mesa Airlines
Named Air Transport World’s Regional Airline of the Year in 2005 and Ranked No. 1 Regional Airline three consecutive years by the DOT Air Travel Consumer Report, Phoenix-based Mesa Airlines operates as US Airways Express and United Express under recently-extended contractual agreements with US Airways and United Airlines, respectively. Founded in New Mexico in 1982 by Larry and Janie Risley, Mesa currently operates 71 aircraft with more than 400 daily system departures to 85 cities, 36 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Mexico. The company has approximately 2,200 employees.