A4A Announces Airlines Veteran as Managing Director, Communications

WASHINGTON--()--Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today named Alison McAfee to serve as the new managing director, communications.

McAfee, who begins her new role effective immediately, brings immense industry experience to A4A and has spent more than 15 years in public relations, specializing in consumer and travel PR, crisis communications and issues management.

Since 2013, Alison served as the senior director of corporate communications at Hawaiian Airlines in Honolulu, where she led the airline’s global media relations and internal communications strategies. From 2006 to 2013, she worked at JetBlue Airways in New York as a spokesperson and manager of external communications, where she focused on growing the airline’s marketing, brand and sales priorities.

McAfee will report to Vaughn Jennings, A4A’s vice president, communications.

“Alison is a skilled and highly respected communicator who brings a unique perspective on the industry to A4A,” said Jennings. “Her extensive experience within the airline industry is vital to A4A’s mission to advocate on behalf of our members for policies that benefit the traveling public. She will make an excellent addition to A4A’s communications team and we look forward to welcoming her into her new role.”

Prior to her time in the industry, McAfee was a publicist for NBC Sports and spent three years at Edelman Southwest, collaborating with clients including Whole Foods Market and Texas Tourism.

McAfee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations from the University of Texas at Austin.

ABOUT A4A

Annually, commercial aviation helps drive $1.5 trillion in U.S. economic activity and more than 10 million U.S. jobs. Airlines for America (A4A) vigorously advocates on behalf of the American airline industry as a model of safety, customer service and environmental responsibility and as the indispensable network that drives our nation's economy and global competitiveness.

America needs a cohesive National Airline Policy that will support the integral role the nation's airlines play in connecting people and goods globally, spur the nation's economic growth and create more high-paying jobs. A4A works collaboratively with the airlines, labor groups, Congress and the Administration to improve air travel for everyone.

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Contacts

Airlines for America (A4A)
Alison McAfee, 202-626-4141
Managing Director, Communications
amcafee@airlines.org
or
Vaughn Jennings, 202-626-4209
Vice President, Communications
vjennings@airlines.org
or
Todd Burke, 202-626-4033
Senior Vice President, Communications
tburke@airlines.org

Release Summary

A4A named Alison McAfee to serve as the new managing director, communications.

Contacts

Airlines for America (A4A)
Alison McAfee, 202-626-4141
Managing Director, Communications
amcafee@airlines.org
or
Vaughn Jennings, 202-626-4209
Vice President, Communications
vjennings@airlines.org
or
Todd Burke, 202-626-4033
Senior Vice President, Communications
tburke@airlines.org