SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Aug. 19 LodgeNet InteractiveCorporation (Nasdaq: LNET) today announced the addition of Scott Kirby to itsBoard of Directors.
Mr. Kirby is president of US Airways, the fifth largest domestic airlineoffering customers 3,500 daily flights to 230 destinations in 160 countries.Prior to becoming president in 2006, Mr. Kirby served as US Airways' executivevice president, sales and marketing, a position he had previously held atAmerica West Airlines. In 2005, he played a critical role in the mergerefforts between America West and US Airways. As president of US Airways, Mr.Kirby oversees all of the airline's operations, including flight operations,safety and regulatory compliance, maintenance, in-flight services, airportcustomer service and reservations. Mr. Kirby's oversight at the airline alsoencompasses information technology, sales and marketing, labor relations andscheduling/planning.
"Scott Kirby is a dedicated and extremely talented executive who brings awealth of business experience to the board, especially with regard to theunique issues of the travel industry," said Scott C. Petersen, Chairman,President and CEO of LodgeNet. "We are delighted to welcome Scott. Hisremarkable career and solid business skills will be a valuable addition to theLodgeNet Board of Directors."
Mr. Kirby joined America West in 1995 as senior director, scheduling andplanning and was promoted to vice president, planning in October 1997. Kirbywas named vice president, revenue management in May 1998 and senior vicepresident, e-business in early 2000. Prior to joining America West, Kirbyworked for Sabre Decision Technologies (SDT), a subsidiary of AMR Corp, andworked at the Pentagon prior to SDT.
Kirby earned bachelor degrees in computer science and operations researchfrom the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master of Science degree in operationsresearch from George Washington University.
LodgeNet Interactive Corporation is the leading provider of media andconnectivity solutions designed to meet the unique needs of hospitality,healthcare and other guest-based businesses. LodgeNet Interactive serves morethan 1.9 million hotel rooms representing 9,900 hotel properties worldwide inaddition to healthcare facilities throughout the United States. The company'sservices include: Interactive Television Solutions, Broadband InternetSolutions, Content Solutions, Professional Solutions and Advertising MediaSolutions. LodgeNet Interactive Corporation owns and operates businessesunder the industry leading brands: LodgeNet, LodgeNetRX, and The HotelNetworks. LodgeNet Interactive is listed on NASDAQ and trades under thesymbol LNET. For more information, please visit http://www.lodgenet.com.
LodgeNet is a registered trademark of LodgeNet Interactive Corporation.
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