Cape Air‘s (Hyannis) Board of Directors announced the appointment of Linda Markham as President and Chief Administrative Officer (CEO) effective on March 18, 2013. Preceding President and Chief Operating Officer, Dave Bushy, announced his retirement in January. Markham brings eleven years of strong growth, financial, operational, planning and human resources leadership experience with Cape Air to her new role. She previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.
Cape Air Founder and CEO, Dan Wolf, notes Markham’s exceptional ability to lead diverse groups across the organization’s 36 stations in the US, Caribbean and Micronesia. “Linda has provided remarkable leadership to not only the operational and financial divisions of Cape Air, but more importantly, she has been able to develop and grow employee and customer experiences to a level that has made Cape Air a model in the airline industry. I greatly look forward to continuing our work together as we explore opportunities for the organization, our associates and passengers.”
Markham adds, “I am honored to have been entrusted with this opportunity, and I am thrilled to continue guiding this organization alongside Dan. We share the philosophy that service and corporate culture are paramount, and that people are our most valuable asset. If we continue to improve the employee experience, it will ultimately improve the customer experience.”
Upon her assumption of the new position, Markham will be the only female President of an airline in North America.
Now in its 24th year, Cape Air is one of the largest independent regional airlines in the United States annually flying over 700,000 passengers to destinations around the world including New England, New York, the Caribbean, Florida, the Midwest and Micronesia. With a fleet of sixty-six Cessna 402s and two ATR 42s, the employee-owned company operates up to 700 flights per day. Cape Air also operates flights under the Nantucket Airlines brand. Cape Air is a codeshare partner with United Airlines and American Airlines in the Caribbean and American Airlines in the Midwest. In Micronesia, Cape Air operates as United Express.
The airline’s motto is “MOCHA HAGoTDI”. It means to Make our Customers Happy and Have a Good Time Doing It.
Copyright Photo: Tony Storck. Cessna 402C N1376G (msn 402C0271) in the Provincetown special motif taxies at Baltimore/Washington.