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Hawaiian Airlines Appoints New Information Security Director

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John MacMichael. Courtesy photo.

John MacMichael. Courtesy photo.

By Maui Now Staff

Hawaiian Airlines has appointed John MacMichael to the position of director of information security and compliance.

He will be responsible for leading risk-based strategic security planning and developing tactical business-level risk processes.

“John’s forward-thinking approach to IT security issues will give us the competitive edge needed as we continue to expand,” said Phil Moore, vice president of IT for Hawaiian Airlines. “His exceptional background in leading high-caliber teams will prove invaluable as we look ahead to future goals.”

MacMichael is a highly accomplished global IT leader with a distinguished career that spans over 20 years, Hawaiian Airlines relayed. He had led technology and security organizations within the US Navy, Department of Defense and private sector.


Before joining Hawaiian Airlines, MacMichael served as vice president of IT for Charter Communications in St. Louis, Missouri. He has also held various computer and telecommunication positions with the US Navy while he was based in Iraq, Hawaiʻi and Virginia.


MacMichael graduated with a bachelor of arts in economics from The Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. He also received his master of science in IT management from The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

During his time at the National Defense University, MacMichael completed the Advanced Management Program, Chief Information Officer Certificate Program and Information Assurance Certificate Program.

He also currently serves as adjunct professor at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont where he educates and mentors future leaders in the field of information assurance.

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