Leadership

Leadership

John Bendoraitis
John Bendoraitis
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
John Bendoraitis John Bendoraitis has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since December 2017. From October 2013 to December 2017, he served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Spirit, Mr. Bendoraitis served as Chief Operating Officer of Frontier Airlines from March 2012 to October 2013. Previously, from 2008 to 2012, he served as President of Comair Airlines. From 2006 to 2008, he served as President of Compass Airlines, where he was responsible for the certification and launch of the airline. Mr. Bendoraitis began his aviation career in 1984 at Northwest Airlines, where over a 22-year span he worked his way up from aircraft technician to vice president of base maintenance operations.
THOMAS C. CANFIELD
THOMAS C. CANFIELD
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
THOMAS C. CANFIELD Thomas C. Canfield has served as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since October 2007. From September 2006 to October 2007, Mr. Canfield served as General Counsel & Secretary of Point Blank Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of antiballistic body armor. Prior to Point Blank, from 2004 to 2007, he served as CEO and Plan Administrator of AT&T Latin America Corp., a public company formerly known as FirstCom Corporation, which developed high-speed fiber networks in 17 Latin American cities. Mr. Canfield also served as General Counsel & Secretary at AT&T Latin America Corp from 1999 to 2004. Previously, Mr. Canfield was Counsel in the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Mr. Canfield serves on the board and on the audit and nominating and corporate governance committees of Iridium Communications Inc., a satellite communications company.
Ted Christie III
Ted Christie III
President & Chief Executive Officer and Class III Director
Ted Christie III Ted Christie was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Spirit Airlines on January 1, 2019. Christie joined Spirit, the largest Ultra Low Cost Carrier in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, in April 2012 as Spirit’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In January 2017, Mr. Christie was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In January 2018, Christie was promoted to President with overall responsibility for the finance and commercial functions as well as operations, IT and human resources.

Prior to joining Spirit, Christie served as CFO of Pinnacle Airlines Corp, an airline holding company with subsidiaries flying as Delta Connection, United Express and US Airways Express. Christie began his airline career at Frontier Airlines in 2002. He was appointed Vice President of Finance in 2007 and promoted to Senior Vice President and CFO in 2008. During his tenure at Frontier he helped the carrier to restructure and to achieve a competitive cost structure.

Christie has also held the position of Vice President of Finance at a Denver asset-based finance institution and also served as an Economist for the Arizona taxing authority.

Christie earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Arizona in 1992.
SCOTT M. HARALSON
SCOTT M. HARALSON
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
SCOTT M. HARALSON Scott M. Haralson has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since October 2018. He served as our Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis and Corporate Real Estate from August 2017 to October 2018 and, prior to that, as our Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis since August 2012. From January 2010 to August 2012, Mr. Haralson served as the Director of Finance for Dish Network and from January 2009 to January 2010, as the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Frontier Airlines. He also served as Chief Financial Officer at Guardian Gaming from March 2008 to January 2009 and at Swift Aviation from July 2006 to March 2008. From August 2000 to July 2006, Mr. Haralson served in various financial management positions at America West and US Airways.
Matthew H. Klein
Matthew H. Klein
Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer
Matthew H. Klein Matthew H. Klein has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer since August 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Klein served as the Chief Commercial Officer at lastminute.com from December 2013 to December 2015 and as Vice President, Global Airline Relations at Travelocity from October 2012 to November 2013. From September 2011 to September 2012 and from January 2016 to July 2016, he worked in various consulting capacities in the travel industry. Mr. Klein also served in various pricing, revenue management, forecasting and distribution planning positions at AirTran Airways from September 1999 to September 2011, and in various other roles in domestic pricing at US Airways from 1995 to 1999. Mr. Klein served on the board of the Airlines Reporting Corporation, an air travel intelligence and commerce company, from September 2010 to September 2011.
M. LAURIE VILLA
M. LAURIE VILLA
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
M. LAURIE VILLA M. Laurie Villa has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer since December 2017. From October 2014 to December 2017, she served as our Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to that, Mrs. Villa was an independent consultant and, from March 2014 to September 2014, served as Interim Vice President, Human Resources at Charter Schools USA. Other senior roles held by Mrs. Villa include Chief People Officer for Liberty Power from November 2009 to February 2013, VP, Human Resources for LexisNexis Risk Solutions from July 2006 to September 2009 and Senior VP, Human Resources for Ann Taylor Corporation from April 2002 to January 2005. Prior to that, she held global senior human resources leadership positions at both Transora and Sara Lee Corporation. She also serves on the Board of Advisors of Primate Technologies, a private software development company in the power utility industry, since March of 2013.
ROCKY B. WIGGINS
ROCKY B. WIGGINS
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
ROCKY B. WIGGINS Rocky B. Wiggins has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer since September 2016. Prior to joining Spirit, from June 2014 to September 2016, Mr. Wiggins served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at WestJet Airlines. From September 2011 to May 2014, he served as Chief Information Officer at Sun Country Airlines and from September 2000 to July 2011 as Chief Information Officer of AirTran Airways. Prior to that, he served in various information technology leadership positions at US Airways for almost 20 years.