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Elizabeth Ninomiya

Manager of corporate communications, Latin America & Caribbean

Elizabeth Ninomiya is manager of corporate communications, Latin America & Caribbean Region for JetBlue, overseeing public relations and social media efforts in more than 35 markets, including Puerto Rico and the US Hispanic market. She also manages new route inaugural efforts as JetBlue continues its international expansion.

Prior to joining JetBlue, Elizabeth was director of marketing communications for South African Airways in North America, where she managed public relations, corporate communications, corporate social responsibility, the airline’s relationship with African diplomatic representatives and tourism boards, and the South African Airways Vacations leisure package program.

Her corporate communications and public relations experience span 18 years, beginning with American Airlines, as a corporate communications manager. She subsequently worked in public affairs with Nova Southeastern University, prior to joining Burger King Corporation’s Latin America & Caribbean division, where she led public relations efforts for company-owned and franchised restaurants in the region.

Elizabeth has more than 20 years’ experience in the airline industry, including front-line airport operations and customer service roles, which have provided her with first-hand knowledge of many of the issues she tackles as a PR practitioner.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from the University of Miami.