Alaska Airlines has named Jacob Aki as public affairs manager in Hawai‘i, effective immediately. In this new Honolulu-based role for the company, Aki will work alongside Daniel Chun, Alaska’s Hawai‘i director of sales, community, and public relations, to continue to deliver on Alaska’s market strategy and culture of care in Hawai‘i. In addition, he will help represent the airline in state and local government affairs in Hawaiʻi and across key West Coast cities.
Aki has nearly a decade of experience in the Hawaiʻi State Legislature as a senior legislative advisor and the director of communications for the Hawaiʻi State Senate.
Aki graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and earned an M.A. from The George Washington University – Graduate School of Political Management. As a Native Hawaiian cultural practitioner and active community leader, Aki holds leadership positions in the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs and Hale O Nā Aliʻi O Hawaiʻi.