ExpressJet SVP Ops becomes VP JetBlue University

JetBlue Airways has appointed Brad Sheehan to the role of vice-president, JetBlue University, with Sheehan leaving his position as senior vice president – operations at the world’s largest regional airline, ExpressJet Airlines, to take up the post.

Sheehan, who reports to JetBlue's senior vice-president safety, security and training Warren Christie, will be responsible for leading JetBlue’s training programmes and play a critical role overseeing JetBlue’s education, training and development for crewmembers across the entire operation.

"With Brad's vast experience and depth of knowledge he will be well suited to lead our training team at JetBlue University," remarked Christie. "We are committed to continuing to provide industry-leading training programmes and learning initiatives for our crewmembers. I am pleased to have Brad supporting us in these ongoing efforts at JetBlue University."

"I'm excited to join JetBlue and step into this new role," declared Sheehan. "I look forward to working with JetBlue’s training team on continuing to deliver programmes that are empowering, effective and inspiring at JetBlue University."

In his 18 years with ExpressJet, Sheehan also served as a line check airman, instructor pilot, training programme manager, chief pilot, director of corporate safety and as vice-president of flight operations, overseeing the airline’s 4,000 pilots.

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