Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs

Howard Kass, vice president, legal and government affairs, oversees the airline’s regulatory compliance and policy development as well as offers legal support for the airline’s marketing and alliance efforts. In addition, he oversees the corporate security team. Kass reports to Executive Vice President, Corporate, Stephen Johnson.

Kass joined US Airways in 2003 as a director and associate general counsel. Prior to joining the airline, Kass worked for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) where he held deputy director and director positions. While there, he helped develop TSA policies for the distribution of federal funds to the airline industry. Prior to the TSA, Kass was a senior associate with the management consulting firm Booz, Allen, Hamilton in McLean, Va. He was also a consultant with GKMG Consulting Services where he advised airport and transportation industry clients on Department of Transportation and FAA regulations.

Kass earned his Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University and his Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Johns Hopkins University.