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Maxwell Alumna, Jet Blue President Receives Arents Award

December 7, 2022

Joanna Geraghty ’97 J.D./M.A. (IR) was presented with Syracuse University’s highest alumni honor, the George Arents Award, during the 2022 Alumni Awards Celebration held during Orange Central on Sept. 30. She was among four Arents Award recipients; hers was for “excellence in business leadership.”

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Joanna Geraghty

Geraghty is president and chief operating officer of JetBlue, responsible for the company’s operations and commercial performance including airports, customer support, flight operations, inflight service, system operations and technical operations. She also oversees safety and security; network and airline partnerships; advertising, brand and marketing; and revenue management and sales.

Geraghty’s focus is on delivering a leading customer service experience and enhancing operational and commercial performance while nurturing JetBlue’s unique culture and standing as one of the best places to work. Prior to being named president and COO, she served as JetBlue’s executive vice president, customer experience. She served as executive vice president, chief people officer from 2010-14, after serving as vice president and associate general counsel and director of litigation and regulatory affairs. Geraghty has been with the New York-based airline since 2005.

In addition, she serves on the board of directors of L3Harris Technologies, is a member of the board of the JetBlue Foundation and chairperson of the board of Concern Worldwide, a nonprofit international humanitarian organization. Before joining JetBlue, she was a partner at the law firm Holland & Knight.

Published in the Fall 2022 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

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