Hawaiian Air Names Security and Compliance Director

June 23, 2015, 2:46 PM HST
* Updated June 23, 2:47 PM
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John MacMichael has been appointed by Hawaiian Airlines as its Director of Information Security and Compliance.

In his new role, MacMichael will hold the responsibility of leading risk-based strategic security planning and developing tactical business-level risk processes.

Prior to climbing on board at Hawaiian Airlines, MacMichael served as Vice President of IT for Charter Communications in St. Louis, Missouri. He has also previously served in various roles involving computer and telecommunications within the United States Navy, where he was based in Iraq, Hawai’i and Virginia.

MacMichael currently serves as adjunct professor of Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., where he teaches and mentors future leaders in the field of information assurance.

“John’s forward-thinking approach to IT security issues will give us the competitive edge needed as we continue to expand,” said Phil Moore, vice president of IT for Hawaiian Airlines. “His exceptional background in leading high-caliber teams will prove invaluable as we look ahead to future goals.”


With more than 20 years spent leading technology and security organizations with the U.S. Navy, Department of Defense, and organizations within the private sector, MacMichael has become a global leader with his distinguished career.


MacMichael is a graduate of The Virgina Military Institute in Lexington, Va. with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts and Economics. He later received his Masters of Science in IT Management from The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.

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