Allegiant Names New Executive Vice President

Air carrier Allegiant has named a new executive vice president and chief marketing officer: Ponder Harrison.

The travel industry veteran has more than 30 years of experience in the travel industry.

“Ponder is one of only a handful of people who have founded or helped start multiple successful low-cost carriers,” said Allegiant President John Redmond. “He is a well-known airline industry veteran and a proven business innovator – and as one of Allegiant’s original founders has a deep understanding of our company. His broad leadership skills, entrepreneurial experience and technology background are an ideal fit for the business at this particular time in our life cycle.”

Allegiant, which is based in Las Vegas, is focused on connecting smaller cities to popular leisure destinations.

It has been expanding in the Caribbean, most recently with flights to Puerto Rico out of three airports.

— Caribbean Journal Staff