David Hackett – President & Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Hackett was appointed President & CEO of Coastal in September, 2011 and since that time has focused on building Coastal’s customer base and guiding its strategic direction.
He has more than 25 years’ experience in the aviation industry, including roles as Chief Executive Officer of two regional airlines, with heavy involvement in identifying and developing niche positions within that highly competitive industry. He was the co-Founder of Shuttle America Corporation, a regional airline which targeted non-hub “satellite” airports in the Northeastern U.S.
Hackett’s aviation career began in the Finance Department at Continental Airlines, where he held the position of Director, Financial Planning, and following that time was Managing Director of a Houston, Texas based private investment firm for several years.