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Executive Management

williamWilliam J. Flynn
Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide

A leader in global logistics, William J. Flynn is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW). He also sits on the Company’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Flynn is a seasoned executive who has held senior management positions with leading transportation companies. Before joining AAWW, Mr. Flynn served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GeoLogistics Corporation, a leading global freight forwarding and logistics company. There, he led the company’s turnaround to profitability and orchestrated its successful sale in 2005.

From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Flynn held several senior positions at CSX Corporation, including Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Senior Vice President at CSX Transportation, the company’s railroad unit.

Previously, Mr. Flynn spent a number of years with Sea-Land Service, Inc., a subsidiary of CSX Corporation, where he held a variety of senior management positions in Asia, Latin America and the United States.

Mr. Flynn received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree from the University of Arizona.


John W. Dietrich
President and Chief Operating Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide

John Dietrich was appointed President of Atlas Air Worldwide in July 2019 and has served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Atlas Air, Inc., Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ primary operating subsidiary, since October 2014. Atlas Air Worldwide is a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. In April 2016, he was also appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of Southern Air, Inc., AAWW’s newly acquired airline.

He has over 30 years experience in aviation and airline management. He is responsible for all aspects of the company’s global operations, including Flight Operations, Technical Operations, System Operations, Ground Operations, Procurement, Safety and Regulatory Compliance.  He also has responsibility for Defense and Government contracts.

Mr. Dietrich serves as Chairman of the National Defense Transportation Association (“NDTA”).  He also sits on the Board of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., a joint-venture airline with DHL Express and the Board of AACT, a Korean joint venture for warehouse and ground handling services.

Mr. Dietrich joined Atlas Air Worldwide in 1999 as Associate General Counsel and in 2004 was promoted to Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary.  In that role, he also had responsibility for Human Resources and Corporate Communications.

Prior to joining AAWW, Mr. Dietrich spent 13 years at United Airlines, seven of those as a litigation attorney. At both United and AAWW, he was responsible for providing legal counsel to all levels of management and served as an advisor on issues related to labor relations, employment and commercial litigation.

Mr. Dietrich attended Southern Illinois University and graduated cum laude from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He is a member of the Bar in New York, Illinois and Colorado.


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Michael T. Steen
EVP and Chief Commercial Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide

Michael T. Steen joined Atlas Air Worldwide in April 2007 and was appointed Executive Vice President in 2010. He is responsible for all aspects of the Company’s global sales and marketing activities, including strategy, new products and services, brand positioning and marketing communications. Additionally, he is President and Chief Executive Officer of Titan Aviation Holdings, Inc., the wholly-owned dry-leasing subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.

Mr. Steen has both broad and unique experience in the aviation and logistics sectors, having served global leadership roles at market leaders including DHL, Exel Plc and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at CHC Helicopters and is Vice Chairman of the International Air Transportation Association [IATA] Cargo Committee. Mr. Steen is a past Chairman and board member of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).

Mr. Steen earned a degree in economics in Gothenburg Sweden and is an alumnus of the Advanced Executive Program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


AdamAdam R. Kokas
EVP, General Counsel and Secretary, Atlas Air Worldwide

Adam Kokas is responsible for directing the company’s legal and regulatory affairs, as well as overseeing all compliance matters. He joined AAWW as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary in October 2006. The following year he took on responsibility for the company’s human resources department which includes the benefits, staffing, HRIS and employee relations functions. He was appointed to Executive Vice President in 2014.

Mr. Kokas joined AAWW from Ropes & Gray LLP, where he was a partner in its Corporate Department, focusing on general corporate, securities and business law. Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Mr. Kokas was a partner at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, where he joined as an associate in 2001. While at both firms, Mr. Kokas represented AAWW in a variety of matters, including corporate finance transactions, corporate governance and compliance matters, strategic alliances, securities matters, and other general corporate issues.

Mr. Kokas earned his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers College, and is a cum laude graduate of the Boston University School of Law, where he was an Edward M. Hennessey scholar. He is a member of the Bar in New York and New Jersey. Mr. Kokas has served as chairman of the Cargo Airline Association, a nonprofit trade organization representing U.S. cargo carriers, since 2011.


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EVP and Chief Financial Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide

Spencer Schwartz is the company’s CFO, responsible for all financial and information technology (IT) functions, including treasury, investor relations, financial planning and analysis, financial reporting, accounting, tax, internal audit, business resiliency and IT. He was named to the position in June 2010 and was appointed Executive Vice President in 2014.

Mr. Schwartz joined AAWW as Vice President and Controller in 2008. He is a certified public accountant with broad experience in financial management, risk analysis, strategic planning, accounting, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, auditing, tax and related disciplines.

Prior to AAWW, Mr. Schwartz was employed for more than 12 years by MasterCard Incorporated where he served as Group Head of Global Risk Management; Senior Vice President and Business Financial Officer; Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer; and Vice President of Taxation.

Mr. Schwartz began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He earned an MBA with honors from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The Pennsylvania State University. He was named one of the “100 most influential people in finance” by Treasury & Risk Magazine. Mr. Schwartz was also named by Aviation News as one of the “Top 10 CFOs in the aerospace industry” and “The Aviation 100”, which recognizes the most outstanding performers in aerospace. Mr. Schwartz is an active member of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of the Hudson Valley, an organization that partners businesses with schools to benefit school-age children in the community.


Patricia Goodwin-PetersPatricia Goodwin-Peters
Senior Vice President Human Resources,
Atlas Air Worldwide

Ms. Goodwin-Peters is responsible for providing strategic leadership through the development of Human Resources policies and practices that reflect the Company’s values and support its strategy.

Ms. Goodwin-Peters joined Atlas Air in 2018 with more than 15 years of Human Resources experience. Before joining Atlas, Ms. Goodwin-Peters was the Head of Human Resources North America for Kate Spade & Co. and was responsible for talent identification and management initiatives and served as a liaison to the Board of Directors on topics of talent strategy and executive compensation. Additionally, she led company-wide culture enhancement programs and learning and organization development. Prior to Kate Spade, Ms. Goodwin-Peters held senior HR positions with Aeropostale, Inc. and Ralph Lauren where she led global performance management and mobilization programs that facilitated significant company growth.

Ms. Goodwin-Peters holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Fordham University and an MBA from the Zicklin School of Business.

Board of Directors

Robert F. Agnew
Chairman of the Board & Atlas Air Worldwide, Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee

Robert F. Agnew is President and Chief Executive Officer of Morten Beyer & Agnew, an international aviation consulting firm experienced in the financial modeling and technical due diligence of airlines and aircraft funding. Mr. Agnew has over 30 years experience in aviation and marketing consulting and has been a leading provider of aircraft valuations to banks, airlines and other financial institutions worldwide. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales at World Airways.

Mr. Agnew began his commercial aviation career at Northwest Airlines, where he concentrated on government and contract sales, schedule planning and corporate operations research. Earlier, he served in the U.S. Air Force as an officer and instructor navigator with the Strategic Air Command. Mr. Agnew is a graduate of Roanoke College and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Dakota.

In addition, Mr. Agnew serves on the board of The International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading Foundation and formerly chaired the Military Airlift Committee for the Commander of the USAF Air Mobility Command.

Timothy J. Bernlohr
Chair of the Audit Committee, Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee

Timothy J. Bernlohr is the managing member of TJB Management Consulting, LLC, which specializes in providing project specific consulting services to businesses in transformation, plan administration, and interim executive management. Mr. Bernlohr founded the consultancy in 2005.

He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of RBX Industries, Inc., which was a nationally recognized leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of closed cell rubber and plastic materials to the automotive, construction, and industrial markets. Prior to joining RBX in 1997, Mr. Bernlohr spent 16 years in the International and Industry Products division of Armstrong World Industries, where he served in a variety of management positions.

Mr. Bernlohr is also a director of West Rock Company, Overseas Ship Holding Group and International Seaway, Inc. Mr. Bernlohr is a graduate of Penn State University.

Charles F. Bolden, Jr
Member, Audit Committee

Major General Charles F. Bolden Jr., Retired U.S. Marine Corps served as the 12th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from July 2009 to January 2017. As Administrator, he led a nationwide NASA team to advance the missions and goals of the U.S. space program.

General Boden’s 34-year career with the U.S. Marine Corps also included 14 years as a member of NASA’s Astronaut Office. After joining the Office in 1980, General Bolden traveled to orbit four times aboard the space shuttle between 1986 and 1994, commanding two of the missions and piloting two others. His flights included deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope and the first joint U.S.-Russian shuttle mission, which featured a cosmonaut as a member of his crew. General Bolden left NASA in 1994 and returned to the operating forces of the Marine Corps. His final duty was as Commanding General of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Miramar, CA.

General Bolden currently serves as Director of Lord Corporation.

William J. Flynn
Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide

A leader in global logistics, William J. Flynn is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW). He also sits on the Company’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Flynn is a seasoned executive who has held senior management positions with leading transportation companies. Before joining AAWW, Mr. Flynn served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GeoLogistics Corporation, a leading global freight forwarding and logistics company. There, he led the company’s turnaround to profitability and orchestrated its successful sale in 2005.

From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Flynn held several senior positions at CSX Corporation, including Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Senior Vice President at CSX Transportation, the company’s railroad unit.

Previously, Mr. Flynn spent a number of years with Sea-Land Service, Inc., a subsidiary of CSX Corporation, where he held a variety of senior management positions in Asia, Latin America and the United States.

Mr. Flynn received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree from the University of Arizona.

Bobby J. Griffin
Member of the Compensation Committee, and the Nominating and Governance Committee

Mr. Griffin served as President – International Operations for Ryder System, Inc., a global provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions from 2005 to 2007. Beginning in 1986, Mr. Griffin served in various other management positions with Ryder, including as Executive Vice President – International Operations from 2003 to 2005 and Executive Vice President – Global Supply Chain Operations from 2001 to 2003. Prior to Ryder, Mr. Griffin was an executive at ATE Management and Service Company, Inc., which was acquired by Ryder in 1986. Mr. Griffin served as a director of Horizon Lines, Inc. from 2010 to 2012.

Mr. Griffin currently serves as director of Hanesbrands Inc., United Rentals, Inc., and WESCO International, Inc.

Carol B. Hallett
Chair of the Compensation Committee, Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee

Carol B. Hallett has been of counsel at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce since 2003. From 1995 to 2003, Ms. Hallett was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Air Transport Association of America (ATA), Washington, D.C., the nation’s oldest and largest airline trade association.

Prior to joining the ATA in 1995, Ms. Hallett served as senior government relations advisor with Collier, Shannon, Rill & Scott from 1993 to 1995. From 1986 to 1989 Ms. Hallett served as Ambassador to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. From 1989 to 1993, she was Commissioner of the United States Customs Service. From 2003 to 2004, she was Chair of Homeland Security at Carmen Group, Inc. where she helped develop the homeland security practice for the firm.

Ms. Hallett is also a member of the board of directors of Rolls Royce-North America.

Jane H. Lute
Member, Compensation Committee

Board member since May 2018

Jane H. Lute is the President and CEO of SICPA North America, a company that specializes in providing solutions to protect the integrity and value of products, processes, and documents. Previously, she served as Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2009-2013 and is a member of several international commissions focused on cybersecurity and the future of the internet.

Ms. Lute began her distinguished career in the United States Army and served on the National Security Council staff under both Presidents George H.W. Bush and William Jefferson Clinton. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University and a J.D. from Georgetown University. She is a member of the Virginia bar. Ms. Lute is also a director of Union Pacific Corporation.

Duncan J. McNabb
Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee, Member of the Audit Committee

General (Ret.) Duncan J. McNabb USAF has been a member of the Board since July 2012 and a member of the Audit Committee since December 2012.

He served as Commander of the Air Mobility Command from 2005 to 2007 and Commander of the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) from 2008 to 2011. USTRANSCOM is the single manager for air, land and sea transportation for the Department of Defense (DOD).

He also served as DOD’s Distribution Process Owner, overseeing DOD’s end-to-end supply chain, transportation, and distribution to our armed forces worldwide. General McNabb commanded more than $56 billion in strategic transportation assets, over 150,000 service personnel and a worldwide command-and-control network.

A 1974 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and Air Force pilot, he flew more than 5,600 hours in transport and rotary aircraft, including the C-17. General McNabb has held command and staff positions at squadron, group, wing, major command and DOD levels. During his over 37 year military career, General McNabb also served as the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs with responsibility for all Air Force programs and over $500 billion in funding over the Air Force’s Five-Year Defense Plan (FYDP).

He later served as Director of Logistics on the Joint Staff and was responsible for operational logistics and strategic mobility support to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the Secretary of Defense. Before his final command at USTRANSCOM, McNabb served as the 33rd Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force. General McNabb currently serves on a number of public, private, and nonprofit boards.

Sheila A. Stamps
Member, Audit Committee

Board member since May 2018

Sheila A. Stamps was Executive Vice President at Dreambuilder Investments, LLC and has had a distinguished career at various financial institutions, including serving as a Managing Director at Bank of America (formerly, FleetBoston Financial Corporation) and an executive with Bank One Corporation (now, JP Morgan Chase & Co.).

Ms. Stamps currently serves as a Director of CIT Group, Inc. and CIT Bank N.A. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and completed a Fellowship at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. She serves on the Board Advisory Services Faculty of the National Association of Corporate Directors and is recognized as a NACD Board Leadership Fellow.

John K. Wulff
Member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee

John K. Wulff is the former Chairman of the board of directors of Hercules Incorporated, a specialty chemicals company, a position he held from July 2003 until Ashland Inc.’s acquisition of Hercules in November 2008.

Prior to that time, he served as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board from July 2001 until June 2003. Mr. Wulff was previously Chief Financial Officer of Union Carbide Corporation, a chemical and polymers company, from 1996 to 2001. During his fourteen years at Union Carbide, he also served as Vice President and Principal Accounting Officer from January 1989 to December 1995, and Controller from July 1987 to January 1989.

Mr. Wulff was also a partner of KPMG LLP and predecessor firms from 1977 to 1987. Mr. Wulff is also a member of the board of directors of Celanese Corporation.