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Published on : Friday, August 12, 2016
Gogo, the global leader in providing broadband connectivity solutions and wireless entertainment to the aviation industry, announced today that Michele Coleman Mayes and Hugh Jones have been appointed to the company’s board of directors.
Michele Coleman Mayes is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for the New York Public Library (NYPL). She joined NYPL in August 2012 after serving as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Allstate Insurance Company since 2007. Prior to Allstate, she served as a Senior Vice President and the General Counsel of Pitney Bowes Inc. from 2003 to 2007 and in several legal capacities at Colgate-Palmolive from 1992 to 2003.
In 1982, Michele entered the corporate sector as managing attorney of Burroughs Corporation. After Burroughs and Sperry Corporation merged, creating Unisys Corporation, she was appointed Staff Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Worldwide Litigation. From 1976 through 1982, she served in the U.S. Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney in Detroit and Brooklyn, eventually assuming the role of Chief of the Civil Division in Detroit.
Michele received a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. She currently Chairs the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession and is a Fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel.
Hugh Jones is the current President of Sabre Airline Solutions. A 27-year veteran of the travel industry, Hugh oversees the world’s leading provider of technology solutions to airlines around the globe. Under his leadership, the business has more than doubled as a result of a strategic transformation emphasizing improved productivity and scalability.
Prior to his role in Sabre Airline Solutions, Hugh served as the president and CEO of Travelocity. During his tenure, the business saw increased international profitability, expanded its media footprint and developed the Travelocity Partner Network loyalty programs.
Hugh has held a number of executive positions at Sabre including COO of Sabre Travel Network and Airline Solutions. He began his career in the travel industry at American Airlines in 1988, serving in a variety of finance positions. Hugh holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin.
“We conducted an exhaustive search for individuals who would further strengthen our board’s breadth of talent and background, and we are delighted to have identified Michele and Hugh, both of whom are outstanding,” said Ron LeMay, Gogo’s chairman. “I’m confident that they are going to make important and positive impacts on our company.”