Governor Jay Inslee appointed Glenn S. Johnson as trustee of Central Washington University for the term April 20, 2014 through September 30, 2017. Glenn recently retired as executive vice president of Alaska Airlines Group and president of Horizon Air Industries where, over the past 30 years, he has overseen customer services, finance, strategy, project management, maintenance and engineering, information technology, and corporate real estate.
In past years, Glenn served as chief financial officer for Alaska Air Group overseeing airport maintenance, services, and engineering. As the senior vice president of customer service at Horizon Air, he oversaw operations at 40 airports across the United States and Canada.
Glenn has been involved with the university’s aviation program for several years. CWU's aviation program, established in 1975, is the only fully accredited public university aviation program in the Northwest. The Horizon Air Direct Hire program allows qualified CWU flight technology graduates to interview with Horizon for flight officer positions with only 750 total flight hours and 50 multi-engine flight hours.
Glenn is a graduate of the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business.