Stephen Johnson

Executive Vice President – Corporate Affairs

Steve Johnson is executive vice president – Corporate Affairs. He is responsible for corporate and legal affairs, government and regulatory affairs, labor relations, real estate and airport affairs and for outreach to the business communities in cities American serves.

From 2003 to 2009, Steve was a partner at Indigo Partners LLC, a private equity firm specializing in acquisitions and strategic investments in the airline, air finance and aerospace industries. The firm was also responsible for the development of Tiger Airways, Spirit Airlines and Wizz Air.

Between 1995 and 2003, Steve held a variety of positions with America West Airlines, including executive vice president – Corporate. Prior to joining America West, he served as senior vice president and general counsel at GPA Group PLC. He was also an attorney at the Seattle-based law firm Bogle & Gates, where he specialized in corporate and aircraft finance and taxation.

Steve is a member of the board of directors of Wizz Air Holdings PLC and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Steve earned his Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley. He began his undergraduate education at the University of Washington and earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from California State University, Sacramento.