Alaska Airlines

Horizon Air

Joe Sprague

As president of Horizon Air, Joe Sprague is responsible for engaging the people of Horizon and working with them to deliver exceptional regional air service on behalf of Alaska Airlines.

With a focus on safety, continual improvement and execution, Joe is committed to working with the people of Horizon to deliver results that further build on the company’s strong track record of safety, operational performance and a great guest experience.

Joe launched his career in aviation more than 30 years ago as a customer service agent for a commuter airline, where he later became a commercial pilot. He has also held leadership positions with a regional airline based in Anchorage, and managed commuter airline and air charter policy for a Washington, D.C.-based aviation trade association.

Joe is a veteran of Air Group. He retired from Alaska in 2017 after serving at the company for 17 years in a variety of leadership positions, including senior vice president of external relations, vice president of marketing and vice president of Alaska Air Cargo.

Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an executive Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Washington.