Leadership Team

ExpressJet Airlines is led by a team of talented, 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.

Terry Vais

Terry Vais

Chief Operating Officer

Since his start in the industry in 1990, Terry has gained experience in many areas of airline operations, providing him with the expertise he relies on today to lead ExpressJet as Chief Operating Officer.

Most recently, Terry served as ExpressJet’s vice president of Operations, Planning and Support. In that role, he managed all planning and Operations Control Center functions while ensuring the safety and compliance of contracted ground operations and strengthening partnerships that support ExpressJet’s passengers, team members and operation. In September of 2015, Terry’s position was elevated to COO, where he will continue to forward the company’s mission of being the industry best in safety, reliability and service, and supporting a workforce of more than 8,000 employees.

Terry served four years active duty in the Marine Corps before entering the aviation industry. Prior to joining ExpressJet in 2008, he worked as the director of Hub Operations at Los Angeles International Airport and held a number of senior-level positions at SkyWest Airlines.

Terry resides in Newnan, Ga., with his wife.

Greg Wooley

Greg Wooley

Vice President - Flight Operations

In his past two decades with ExpressJet, Greg Wooley has served in nearly every division of Flight Operations, providing him with immense knowledge of the day-to-day operations of an airline.

After beginning his career as a first officer and upgrading to captain, Greg transitioned to flight training where he held multiple roles, including training program manager, line check airman, instructor pilot, and director of Flight Training and Standards. Following the ASA-ExpressJet merger, he also led the team that successfully achieved the new airline’s single operating certificate. Greg most recently held the role of managing director of Flight Operations.

As vice president, Greg is responsible for the daily operations of nearly 4,000 ExpressJet pilots, as well as other Flight Operations functions, such as training, standards, operations, and regulatory compliance.

Greg lives in Sharpsburg, Ga., with his wife Kathy and their children.

Jamie Hill

Jamie Hill

Vice President - Maintenance

Jamie’s first career choice was always the airline industry due to the exciting and captivating nature of the business. That enthusiasm prompted him to join ExpressJet 13 years ago and has fueled his passion for the ExpressJet Maintenance division today.

Starting out as a C-Check mechanic, Jamie has held multiple roles throughout the Maintenance division, including lead mechanic, heavy maintenance representative, manager and general manager. This experience has led him to gain a strong understanding of daily maintenance operations, the expectations of our business partners and professional opportunities that exist within the maintenance organization. Most recently, Jamie held the role of director of Maintenance Planning, Materials and Logistics.

As the vice president of Maintenance, Jamie leads the strategic planning for ExpressJet’s Maintenance division, which encompasses aircraft maintenance at 10 ExpressJet maintenance facilities, engineering, quality control, production control, technical training and materiel.

Jamie resides in Atlanta, Ga., with his wife.

Brandee Reynolds

Brandee Reynolds

Vice President - Inflight Services

About 19 years ago, Brandee might have been your flight attendant on one of ExpressJet Airlines’ flights, providing the same superior customer service she stands behind today as the vice president of Inflight Services.

In her role, Brandee is responsible for all operations, training and contract oversight for the Inflight division. When she accepted the position in August 2008, one of her top priorities was to refresh Inflight’s focus on the highest customer service standards, by way of more hands-on, interactive training. Since then, Customer Satisfaction scores, measured in Delta Air Lines’ quarterly Customer Satisfaction survey, have seen steady improvement, and scores for United Airlines’ United Promoter customer survey have also been very strong.

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 Labor Contract Administration.

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

Kevin Wade

Kevin Wade

Vice President - Finance and Controller

Kevin manages the finances of the world’s largest regional airline. In his role, he 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 contract terms with ExpressJet’s three mainline partners.

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.

Denise E. Harvill

Denise E. Harvill

Vice President - People Resources

As a college student, Denise E. Harvill took what was supposed to be a summer job at United Airlines’ Denver reservations center. The job left such an impression that she returned after graduation and launched an aviation career that has spanned more than 25 years.

Today, Denise leads ExpressJet’s People Resources division, where she oversees the strategies and programs that support our team of aviation professionals. She strongly believes in an open and inclusive workplace that values the contributions of everyone and supports our people in their career development.

Prior to ExpressJet, Denise held various leadership roles in human resources, customer relations and international and airport operations for United Airlines. She has also worked as vice president of sales for British Midlands International (bmi) and Etihad Airways, and a Federal Security Director for the Department of Homeland Security in Seattle.

Outside of work, Denise enjoys spending time with Nikos, her English Cream Golden Retriever.