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Cape Air Gets Only Female Airline President in U.S.

Linda Markham of Cape Air will soon become the only woman president of a North American airline.

When Linda Markham steps into her new position as president of Cape Air next month, she will become the only woman in the country to head an airline, according to the Boston Globe.

The 49-year-old Marston Mills resident, currently the airline’s chief administration officer, will take over for current President Dave Bushy when he retires in March, according to a press release.

Markham has worked with the airline since 2002 when she ran the human resources department, according to the Globe report.  During her years with Cape Air Markham also served as executive vice president.

“I am honored to have been entrusted with this opportunity, and I am thrilled to continue guiding this organization alongside Dan. We share the philosophy that service and corporate culture are paramount, and that people are our most valuable asset.  If we continue to improve the employee experience, it will ultimately improve the customer experience,” Markham said in a statement.

Cape Air Founder and CEO Dan Wolf said he looks forward to working with Markham in her new role.

“Linda has provided remarkable leadership to not only the operational and financial divisions of Cape Air, but more importantly, she has been able to develop and grow employee and customer experiences to a level that has made Cape Air a model in the airline industry,” Wolf said in a statement.

For more news about the airline, please see Cape Air Announces New Flights to New York.

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Colin Ewing February 15, 2013 at 04:19 PM
I am looking forward to working for Cape Air on Martha's Vineyard under Linda Markham's leadership! Congratulations to her! Colin Ewing Cape Air manager on Martha's Vineyard
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) February 16, 2013 at 12:10 AM
Hey Colin, I'd love to interview you some time soon - and take pics at the airport! I had breakfast there today. Was Harvey Ewing your Dad? I really liked him a lot when I knew him in my teens way back when — if only I had known then that I would grow up to become a journalist I would have asked many more questions, but he was always very kind to me.

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