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Partner, Connor Capital Transportation Opportunities Fund; Transportation Investments


Dave is a partner at Connor Capital Transportation Opportunities Fund located in Santa Barbara, CA. He is also co-chair, Industry Specialists at Oaktree's Transportation Infrastructure Capital Partners in New York, NY. In his airline career, he was part of the founding team of JetBlue Airways in 1998 in the capacity as president and chief operating officer and later served as its Chief Executive Officer from May 2007 to February 2015 and a member of JetBlue’s Board of Directors from 2001 to 2015. Earlier in his career, he served with Continental Airlines from 1987 to 1998 and with New York Air from 1981 to 1988. Dave also serves on the board of directors of the following organizations: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Aernnova Aerospace, CarTrawler, Loadsmart and LoneStar Airport Holdings as well as the Arnold and Winnie Palmer Foundation 501(c)3. He also is funding the Barger Leadership Institute (BLI)—providing access to leadership settings outside the traditional classroom for undergraduate students across the Ann Arbor campus.