Executive leadership

Brandon Pedersen

Executive Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Alaska Air Group

Brandon Pedersen is responsible for the finance and strategic planning organizations at Alaska Air Group.

Pedersen previously served as vice president of finance and controller for Alaska Air Group, with responsibility for accounting, payroll, tax, financial reporting and investor relations. He was recognized by The Puget Sound Business Journal as its “CFO of the Year” in 2015 for public companies with more than $1 billion in revenue.

He came to Alaska Airlines in 2003 as staff vice president from the Seattle office of KPMG, one of the nation's largest public accounting firms. He was a partner at KPMG, as well as at the Seattle office of Arthur Andersen. Pedersen began his professional career with Andersen as a staff accountant. During a 12-year period there, he rose to partner and handled a diverse range of clients and projects.

Pedersen is a graduate of the University of Washington, with bachelor's degrees in business administration and economics. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the Accounting Advisory Board of the University of Washington. He also serves on the board of the American Red Cross of King and Kitsap Counties.