Join SIEPR for a virtual Associates Meeting with Larry Hershfield, Chairman of the Board of Hawaiian Airlines, and Peter Ingram, President and Chief Executive Officer for both Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., and its parent company, Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at noon PT. Larry and Peter will discuss the impact of COVID on the airline industry along with Hawaii's experience during the pandemic and the outlook for recovery. This event will be moderated by Mark Duggan, The Trione Director of SIEPR, the Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics, Stanford University.
About the speakers:
Lawrence S. Hershfield has been the Chairman of Hawaiian Airlines Board of Directors since July 2004. Hershfield served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hawaiian Airlines from June 14, 2004 through June 2, 2005.
Hershfield has been the Chief Executive Officer of Ranch Capital, LLC, which he founded to pursue investments in undervalued or distressed assets or companies, since October 2002. He served as Chairman of the Board of Premier Entertainment Biloxi, LLC, which owned the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, from June 2006 through September 2011, and serves as an advisor to Berkadia, a commercial real estate, brokerage, mortgage banking and loan servicing firm. From 2006 through 2009, Hershfield served as a Trustee of the Stanford University Business School Trust, and from 2011 through 2016, served on the Advisory Board of the Stanford Center on Longevity.
Hershfield received a B.S. Biology from Bucknell University (1977) and has an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business (1981).
Hershfield serves as Chairman of the Executive Committee and is a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee. Hershfield contributes an in-depth familiarity with the Company, its operations and its history resulting from his prior service as its Chief Executive Officer and years of service as its Chairman, as well as a breadth of experience gained from serving as a director or officer of, or investor in, public and private companies in a variety of industries.
Peter Ingram is the President and Chief Executive Officer for both Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., and its parent company, Hawaiian Holdings, Inc.
Ingram joined Hawaiian as Chief Financial Officer in November 2005 and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer from November 2011 through February 2018.
During his tenure at the company, Hawaiian Airlines has been one of the most financially successful U.S. carriers, solidified its position as the nation’s leader for operational performance, and delivered the highest levels of customer service.
Since 2010, the 89-year-old destination airline has diversified its business by aggressively expanding in the Asia Pacific region. New services between Honolulu and Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Brisbane, Australia; and Auckland, New Zealand; complement the carrier’s robust inter-island and North America network.
Prior to joining Hawaiian Airlines, Ingram spent 11 years with AMR Corporation, parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle Airlines. From 2002 to 2005, he served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for American Eagle Airlines, after eight years in finance-related management positions for American Airlines.
Ingram earned his M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and graduated with honors from the University of Western Ontario. He was born in April 1966.