Paul F. Foley was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Mesa Air Group in October 2008. Prior to joining Mesa he was President and Chief Executive Officer of MAIR Holdings Inc. where he served on the Board of Directors and on the Executive and Safety Committees. He was also President and Chief Executive Officer of Mesaba Aviation and Chairman & Chief Executive officer of Big Sky Airlines.
Paul began his career in June of 1974 with American Airlines. He has held a number of executive level positions in airline and airline related industries including Atlas Air, Continental Airlines, LSG/Sky Chefs and as Chairman of the Board for the Regional Airline Association. His broad and successful background includes a variety of assignments including acquisitions and start-ups, throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Southeast Asia.
Foley holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and an (MBA) from The Edwin L. Cox Graduate School of Business at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.