Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr. has been actively involved in the management of our company since he became our majority owner and joined our board of directors in 2001. He has served as our chief executive officer since 2003 and was designated chairman of the board in 2006. Prior to his involvement with Allegiant, Mr. Gallagher devoted his time to his investment activities, including companies which he founded. Mr. Gallagher was one of the founders of ValuJet Airlines, Inc. (the predecessor of AirTran Airways which was later acquired by Southwest Airlines) and served as an officer and director of ValuJet from its inception in 1993 until 1997. From 1983 until 1992, Mr. Gallagher was a principal owner and executive of WestAir Commuter Airlines.

Montie R. Brewer was elected to our board in 2009 and is an independent Director. Mr. Brewer served in senior management roles for Air Canada from 2002 until 2009, serving as its president and chief executive officer from December 2004 until 2009. Mr. Brewer served on the board of directors of Air Canada from 2002 until 2010. Prior to Air Canada, Mr. Brewer served as senior vice president-planning for United Airlines and previously worked at Northwest Airlines, Republic Airlines, Braniff and TransWorld Airlines, beginning his employment in the airline industry in 1981. Mr. Brewer served as an executive officer of United Airlines from 1988 until 2002. Mr. Brewer has also served as a director of Aer Lingus since January 2010.

Gary Ellmer was elected to our board in 2008 and is an independent Director. Mr. Ellmer served in senior management positions for ATA Airlines from 2006 until February 2008, serving as chief operating officer from September 2007 until February 2008. Mr. Ellmer served as president and chief operating officer of Executive Airlines/American Eagle Caribbean from 2002 until 2006. From 1998 until 2002, he served in various officer positions for American Eagle Airlines, Business Express Airlines and WestAir Commuter Airlines.

Ponder Harrison was elected to our board in 2019 and is an independent Director. Mr. Harrison served as an executive officer and managing director of Allegiant from 2002 through 2009, and in consulting roles with the company from 2009 to 2017. He had previously held senior leadership positions at ValuJet Airlines and Airtran Airways from 1993 to 1998. In addition to his more than 30-year airline career, Harrison is also a technology entrepreneur, who in 1999 founded Virtual Premise, Inc., a provider of real estate management solutions for corporations. He served as its chairman and CEO until its acquisition by CoStar Group, Inc. in 2011.

Linda A. Marvin was elected to our board in 2013 and is an independent Director. Ms. Marvin served as chief financial officer of the Company from 2001 until 2007 and consulted with the Company on a part-time basis until May 2008. Since then, Ms. Marvin has dedicated her time to philanthropic activities and her private investments. She served as an officer of The Animal Foundation from January 2010 until January 2013 and served as its chairman from February 2013 until March 2016. She is also an active member of the United Way's Women's Leadership Council. From 1996 through 2001, Ms. Marvin held various management positions for Mpower Communications, including chief financial officer and senior vice president of finance. Prior to that, she was involved in the airline industry in various finance and accounting roles with Business Express/Delta Connection and with WestAir Commuter Airlines and earlier in her career, served as an audit manager with KPMG Peat Marwick.

Sandra Douglass Morgan was elected to our Board in 2021. Ms. Morgan is an attorney and former regulator. She is the owner and manager of Douglass Morgan, LLC, a legal and consulting firm, and is the immediate past chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, a position she held from 2019 to 2020. Within this role, Ms. Morgan led the passage and implementation of cashless wagering regulations and ensured that all gaming licensees adopted policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment. She was the first African-American to serve as chair in the state's history. Prior to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Ms. Morgan was director of external affairs for AT&T Services., Inc. from 2016 to 2019, where she was responsible for managing the company's local government, legislative and community affairs work in Nevada. This role followed eight years of public service with the City of North Las Vegas in progressive appointments, including serving as City Attorney from 2013 to 2016. Ms. Morgan previously served as litigation attorney for MGM MIRAGE (now known as MGM Resorts International), one of the world's largest gaming and hospitality corporations. Ms. Morgan has also served on the Nevada Gaming Commission, the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and is a past board member of Jobs for Nevada's Graduates, a nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating achievement outcomes for Nevada students.

Charles W. Pollard was elected to our board in 2009 and is an independent Director. Mr. Pollard served in various executive positions for Omni Air International from 1997 until 2009, including as its president and chief executive officer from January 2007 until September 2008. Prior to his employment with Omni Air International, Mr. Pollard served in various executive positions for World Airways from 1987 until 1997, including as president and chief executive officer from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Pollard began his career as an attorney in the corporate practice group of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP from 1983 to 1987. Mr. Pollard served as a director of Air Partner, PLC from 2009 through 2014 and has served as a director of Aircastle Limited since June 2010.