Laurie Villa

Laurie Villa, Chief People Officer

Laurie Villa is JetBlue’s chief people officer, responsible for engaging JetBlue crewmembers and fostering its unique culture, overseeing teams such as compensation and benefits; diversity, equity and inclusion; crew relations; values and labor relations; and recruiting and talent management.

Prior to joining JetBlue in 2021, Laurie served as senior vice president and chief human resources officer of Spirit Airlines where she leveraged data and analytics to improve the employee and guest experience, strengthen culture and engagement, and grow their talent pipeline. Laurie also focused heavily on targeted investments in internal talent and strengthening diversity, equity and inclusion within the airline and served as president of the Spirit Airlines Charitable Foundation.

With more than 20 years of leadership experience, Villa has shaped effective people and talent strategies to support long-term business objectives in a number of industries, including consumer goods, specialty retail, education, and technology.

She is a graduate of the University of North Florida, where she received both a bachelor’s and master’s in business administration.