Thorne Adds Chairman Title at Gogo

KEVELAIR Gogo president and CEO Oakleigh Thorne replaces Ronald LeMay as chairman.January 4, 2021, 5:46 PM Gogo president and CEO Oakleigh Thorne has added a third title—chairman—with the retirement of chairman Ronald LeMay while the board also named current director Hugh Jones as lead independent director. Both appointments were effective December 31. The changes come a month after the air-to-ground connectivity provider completed the sale of its commercial aviation business to Intelsat, which yielded Gogo $400 million in cash and a singular focus on the business aviation market. “As we embark on this new chapter for Gogo, we're pleased to appoint Oak[leigh] to the additional role of chairman,” said Jones. “We believe his strategic vision, proven leadership capabilities, and ability to execute through market challenges make him the right person to lead the Gogo board going forward.” Thorne noted LeMay’s more than 14-year tenure included guiding the Colorado-based company through some of its “most pivotal and challenging times.” “I am honored to serve as chairman as we execute our strategy to capitalize on the opportunities in the business aviation market and drive value for our customers, employees, and shareholders,” added Thorne. * Business Aviation THEAIRCHARTERCOMPANY