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Horizon Air CEO to speak at Power Breakfast

PULLMAN – The WSU College of Business will hold its next Power Breakfast, sponsored by State Farm Insurance and Ameriprise Financial, in Spokane, Wash., on April 3. The breakfast will take place at The Davenport Hotel and will feature guest speaker Jeff Pinneo, president and CEO of Horizon Air.

Pinneo was appointed president and CEO of Horizon Air in January 2002. He served previously as vice president, Customer Services, a role in which he oversaw Horizon’s largest division, which included station operations, in-flight services, security, and food and beverage service. He has nearly 30 years of aviation experience, 25 of them with Horizon and Alaska Airlines.

Pinneo served as chairman for the Regional Airline Association in 2006. He is currently serving on the college’s National Board of Advisors and on the Puget Sound Leadership Board of Medical Teams International.

Now in its fifth year, the Power Breakfast Series continues to inform, inspire, and engage WSU alumni and regional business leaders on topics of entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership. Previous speakers for the Power Breakfast series include inaugural speaker Kerry Killinger, President, Chair, and CEO of Washington Mutual; Blake Nordstrom, President, Nordstrom, Inc.; Scott Carson, Executive VP, Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes; Richard M. Kovacevich, CEO and Chair, Wells Fargo & Company; Robert J. Herbold, Executive VP and COO (retired), Microsoft Corporation, and Managing Director, Herbold Group, LLC; Harold Gilkey, Chairman and CEO, Sterling Financial Corporation; Sally Jewell, President and CEO of REI; Bill Ayer, Chairman, President, and CEO of Alaska Air Group; and Colleen B. Brown, President and CEO of Fisher Communications, Inc.

For registration or event information, contact CB Events Manager Traci Tyacke at 509-335-1386,, or visit

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