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The leadership team: Committed to excellence

Guiding the mission to becoming our customers’ most trusted partner.

William J. Flynn
Chief Executive Officer Atlas Air Worldwide

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A leader in global logistics, William J. Flynn is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW). He also sits on the Company’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Flynn is a seasoned executive who has held senior management positions with leading transportation companies. Before joining AAWW, Mr. Flynn served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GeoLogistics Corporation, a leading global freight forwarding and logistics company. There, he led the company’s turnaround to profitability and orchestrated its successful sale in 2005.

From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Flynn held several senior positions at CSX Corporation, including Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Senior Vice President at CSX Transportation, the company’s railroad unit.

Previously, Mr. Flynn spent a number of years with Sea-Land Service, Inc., a subsidiary of CSX Corporation, where he held a variety of senior management positions in Asia, Latin America and the United States.

Mr. Flynn received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree from the University of Arizona.

John W. Dietrich
President and Chief Operating Officer

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John Dietrich was appointed President of Atlas Air Worldwide in July 2019 and has served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Atlas Air, Inc., Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ primary operating subsidiary, since October 2014. Atlas Air Worldwide is a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. In April 2016, he was also appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of Southern Air, Inc., AAWW’s newly acquired airline.

He has over 30 years experience in aviation and airline management. He is responsible for all aspects of the company’s global operations, including Flight Operations, Technical Operations, System Operations, Ground Operations, Procurement, Safety and Regulatory Compliance.  He also has responsibility for Defense and Government contracts.

Mr. Dietrich serves as Chairman of the National Defense Transportation Association (“NDTA”).  He also sits on the Board of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., a joint-venture airline with DHL Express and the Board of AACT, a Korean joint venture for warehouse and ground handling services.

Mr. Dietrich joined Atlas Air Worldwide in 1999 as Associate General Counsel and in 2004 was promoted to Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary.  In that role, he also had responsibility for Human Resources and Corporate Communications.

Prior to joining AAWW, Mr. Dietrich spent 13 years at United Airlines, seven of those as a litigation attorney. At both United and AAWW, he was responsible for providing legal counsel to all levels of management and served as an advisor on issues related to labor relations, employment and commercial litigation.

Mr. Dietrich attended Southern Illinois University and graduated cum laude from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He is a member of the Bar in New York, Illinois and Colorado.

Michael T. Steen
Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Atlas Air Worldwide

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Michael T. Steen joined Atlas Air Worldwide in April 2007 and was appointed Executive Vice President in 2010. He is responsible for all aspects of the Company’s global sales and marketing activities, including strategy, new products and services, brand positioning and marketing communications. Additionally, he is President and Chief Executive Officer of Titan Aviation Holdings, Inc., the wholly-owned dry-leasing subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.

Mr. Steen has both broad and unique experience in the aviation and logistics sectors, having served global leadership roles at market leaders including DHL, Exel Plc and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at CHC Helicopters and is Vice Chairman of the International Air Transportation Association [IATA] Cargo Committee. Mr. Steen is a past Chairman and board member of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).

Mr. Steen earned a degree in economics in Gothenburg Sweden and is an alumnus of the Advanced Executive Program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Adam R. Kokas
Executive Vice President General Counsel and Secretary Atlas Air Worldwide

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Adam Kokas is responsible for directing the company’s legal and regulatory affairs, as well as overseeing all compliance matters. He joined AAWW as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary in October 2006. The following year he took on responsibility for the company’s human resources department which includes the benefits, staffing, HRIS and employee relations functions. He was appointed to Executive Vice President in 2014.

Mr. Kokas joined AAWW from Ropes & Gray LLP, where he was a partner in its Corporate Department, focusing on general corporate, securities and business law. Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Mr. Kokas was a partner at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, where he joined as an associate in 2001. While at both firms, Mr. Kokas represented AAWW in a variety of matters, including corporate finance transactions, corporate governance and compliance matters, strategic alliances, securities matters, and other general corporate issues.

Mr. Kokas earned his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers College, and is a cum laude graduate of the Boston University School of Law, where he was an Edward M. Hennessey scholar. He is a member of the Bar in New York and New Jersey. Mr. Kokas has served as chairman of the Cargo Airline Association, a nonprofit trade organization representing U.S. cargo carriers, since 2011.

Spencer Schwartz
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Atlas Air Worldwide

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Spencer Schwartz is the company’s CFO, responsible for all financial and information technology (IT) functions, including treasury, investor relations, financial planning and analysis, financial reporting, accounting, tax, internal audit, business resiliency and IT. He was named to the position in June 2010 and was appointed Executive Vice President in 2014.

Mr. Schwartz joined AAWW as Vice President and Controller in 2008. He is a certified public accountant with broad experience in financial management, risk analysis, strategic planning, accounting, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, auditing, tax and related disciplines.

Prior to AAWW, Mr. Schwartz was employed for more than 12 years by MasterCard Incorporated where he served as Group Head of Global Risk Management; Senior Vice President and Business Financial Officer; Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer; and Vice President of Taxation.

Mr. Schwartz began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He earned an MBA with honors from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The Pennsylvania State University. He was named one of the “100 most influential people in finance” by Treasury & Risk Magazine. Mr. Schwartz was also named by Aviation News as one of the “Top 10 CFOs in the aerospace industry” and “The Aviation 100”, which recognizes the most outstanding performers in aerospace. Mr. Schwartz is an active member of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of the Hudson Valley, an organization that partners businesses with schools to benefit school-age children in the community.

Patricia Goodwin-Peters
Senior Vice President Human Resources

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Ms. Goodwin-Peters is responsible for providing strategic leadership through the development of Human Resources policies and practices that reflect the Company’s values and support its strategy.

Ms. Goodwin-Peters joined Atlas Air in 2018 with more than 15 years of Human Resources experience. Before joining Atlas, Ms. Goodwin-Peters was the Head of Human Resources North America for Kate Spade & Co. and was responsible for talent identification and management initiatives and served as a liaison to the Board of Directors on topics of talent strategy and executive compensation. Additionally, she led company-wide culture enhancement programs and learning and organization development. Prior to Kate Spade, Ms. Goodwin-Peters held senior HR positions with Aeropostale, Inc. and Ralph Lauren where she led global performance management and mobilization programs that facilitated significant company growth.

Ms. Goodwin-Peters holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Fordham University and an MBA from the Zicklin School of Business.

Dr. Joerg Andriof
Senior Vice President Titan Singapore Aircraft Leasing

Richard Broekman
Senior Vice President Global Sales and Commercial Development

Jeffrey Carlson
Senior Vice President Flight Operations

Lawrence B. Gibbons
Senior Vice President Technical Operations and Chief Procurement Officer

Artem Gonopolskiy
Senior Vice President Financial Planning and Analysis

Gregory T. Guillaume
Senior Vice President Strategic Development

Bob Kiss
Senior Vice President Ground Operations

Keith Mayer
Senior Vice President Chief Accounting Officer and Controller

Ed McGarvey
Senior Vice President and Treasurer

Scott Roper
Senior Vice President Taxation

Richard Ross
Senior Vice President Information Technology

Kevin Sarubbe
Senior Vice President System Operations

LeAnna Buchwald
Vice President Assistant Corporate Controller

Debbie Coffey
Vice President Chief Communications Officer

Rogier Fetter
Vice President Global Charter Sales and South America

Camille Fleenor
Vice President Government Affairs & Public Policy

Jamie Handley
Vice President Express Operations

Scott Lindsay
Vice President Crew Planning and Analysis

Graham Perkins
Vice President Sales and Marketing Europe/Middle East/India/Africa (EMEIA)

Russ Pommer
Associate General Counsel and Vice President Global Regulatory Affairs

Vamshi Rokkam
Vice President Strategic Development

Richard Rolland
Vice President Safety and Regulatory Compliance

Alvin Tay
Vice President Sales and Marketing Asia Pacific

Gary Wade
Vice President Security

Charles (Chuck) Windeknecht
Vice President Internal Audit

Dan Baker
Staff Vice President Financial Reporting

Todd Berkey
Staff Vice President Engineering & Maintenance Programs

Emidio Carrico
Staff Vice President and Assistant Treasurer

Jennifer Chernichaw
Staff Vice President Labor and Employment Counsel

Michael Corbo
Staff Vice President Divisional Controller

John Curtis
Staff Vice President Divisional Controller

George Kopcsay
Staff Vice President Corporate Counsel

Dan Loh
Staff Vice President Investor Relations

Kevin Martin
Staff Vice President Procurement

Mike Pascullo
Staff Vice President Business Systems Development and Support