Leadership Team

ExpressJet is led by a team of experienced aviation professionals dedicated to our mission to lead the regional airline industry through innovation, expertise, and a commitment to exceeding the expectations of our customers and our business partners.

Subodh Karnik

Subodh Karnik

Chairman & CEO

Subodh Karnik is the chairman and chief executive officer of ExpressJet Airlines. He brings more than 30 years of airline experience to this position.

During his career, Subodh has held operations, finance, marketing and planning roles at some of the world’s largest airlines, including senior leadership positions at Continental Airlines and Delta Air Lines. He was CEO of the parent company of ATA Airlines, World Airways and North American Airlines, and has extensive airline consulting experience. Most recently, Subodh was President and CEO of United Express flying partner CommutAir, where he led the recapitalization of the company and its transformation to an all-jet fleet.

Subodh graduated from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India, with a B.S. in mechanical engineering and he received an MBA from the University of Michigan. He is a long-time Atlanta resident. 

John Varley

John Varley

Senior Vice President - Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel

John Varley is the senior vice president and chief administrative officer and general counsel for ExpressJet. In this role, John is responsible for leading the airline’s Human Resources, Information Technology and Legal teams.

John most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at California-based airline Virgin America. During his seven years there, the airline grew from a small startup to an award-winning and profitable public company. He was instrumental in establishing the airline’s highly successful initial public offering and later negotiating its merger agreement with Alaska Airlines.

Prior to Virgin America, John enjoyed a more than two-decade career with Delta Air Lines where he last served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel.

John holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Georgetown University and a law degree from the University of Baltimore. He is married and has two children. 

John Greenlee

John Greenlee

Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Planning and Operations Control

John Greenlee is the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Planning and Operations Control for ExpressJet. In this role, John is responsible for ExpressJet’s financial strategy and ensuring the airline provides top-tier reliability and efficiency.

John has more than 20 years of finance, fleet planning and regional airline experience between United Airlines and Continental Airlines. Most recently, he served as Managing Director of United Express Business Strategy, where he was responsible for commercially managing the regional flying partner portfolio that supports United’s global network.

John’s previous roles at United and Continental include Managing Director of Airport Operations, Cargo and Real Estate Finance, Tech Ops Finance and Fleet Planning.

John holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Indiana University. He is also a licensed pilot. John is married with two sets of twin children.

Scott Hall

Scott Hall

Vice President - Flight Operations

Scott Hall is Vice President of Flight Operations for ExpressJet. He is responsible for leading the airline’s more than 1,300 pilots and serves as the FAA certificate director of operations.

Hall joined the airline in 2005 as Director of Flight Operations and has since served in multiple senior leadership roles. Most recently, he was Managing Director of the Operations Support Center, overseeing flight control, technical publications, market planning, operations planning and customer service. He also led the launch of ExpressJet’s Embraer E175 aircraft program and previously held the position of System Chief Pilot. 

Prior to ExpressJet, Scott was Vice President of Flight Operations for regional carrier Chicago Express/ATA Connection. He began his career as a line pilot flying for Pan Am Express and Northwest Airlink.

Hall holds a bachelor of science degree in Aviation Business from Southern Nazarene University. He is married and has three children.

Bruce Jones

Bruce Jones

Vice President - Maintenance & Engineering

Bruce Jones is Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering for ExpressJet. In this role, he is responsible for ExpressJet’s aircraft maintenance program that encompasses a fleet of more than 100 Embraer aircraft supported by 750 professionals in eight locations.

Jones joined ExpressJet in 2019 from United Airlines, where he managed aircraft transfers. Prior to United, he enjoyed a 21-year career with ExpressJet that spanned nearly every area of aircraft maintenance and engineering.

Bruce is a Texas native and is married with four children.

Brandee Reynolds

Brandee Reynolds

Vice President - Inflight Services

At one point, Brandee might have been your flight attendant on one of ExpressJet's flights, providing the same superior customer service she stands behind today as Vice President of Inflight Services.

In her role, Brandee is responsible for all operations and training for the Inflight division. Since accepting the position in 2008, Brandee has focused on empowering our flight attendants to provide the highest levels of customer service. Her efforts have supported ExpressJet in achieving consistently strong customer satisfaction results. 

After her two-and-a-half years as a flight attendant, Brandee held roles as flight attendant supervisor, manager of Inflight Operations, director of Inflight Operations and director of Contract Administration.

Brandee resides in Newnan, Ga., with her husband and two children.

Kevin Wade

Kevin Wade

Vice President - Finance and Controller

Kevin oversees and directs ExpressJet’s financial management strategy, including annual and long-term operating and capital budgeting, planning, forecasting and financial analysis. In this capacity, he is also responsible for managing the terms of ExpressJet's flying contracts.

Kevin joined ExpressJet in 2005 as the director of Finance, serving in various leadership roles before becoming the vice president of Finance and Controller in 2008. Prior to joining ExpressJet, he worked in the Finance division at SkyWest Airlines.

Kevin graduated from Southern Utah University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and later earned a master’s in business administration. He lives in Peachtree City, Ga., with his wife, Tiffany, and their three children.

Kevin Langford

Kevin Langford

Vice President - Human Resources

Kevin oversees and directs ExpressJet’s talent acquisition, employee relations, corporate communications and compensation and benefits administration. 

Langford joined ExpressJet in 2019 with 18 years of progressive Human Resources and Labor Relations experience in both corporate and field locations, primarily in the oil and gas and manufacturing industries.

Kevin has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He lives in Houston, TX with his wife Ashley, daughter Ava, and son Ben.