Utah-based SkyWest Inc., parent of regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines, has promoted Russell Childs as president of the company, effective May 12. Childs is former president and COO of SkyWest Airlines. Michael Thompson, SkyWest Airlines VP-market development, will succeed him as COO. In his new role, Childs will oversee all activities of the holding company, as well as those of the operating airlines, with a focus on improved profitability, quality and value for ...

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