FEI Washington State Chapter Meeting: March 28, 2019

Dinner Presentation: Brandon Pedersen, Executive Vice President Finance and CFO, Alaska Air Group
Brandon Pedersen is responsible for the finance and strategic planning organizations at Alaska Air Group. Pedersen previously served as vice president of finance and controller for Alaska Air Group, with responsibility for accounting, payroll, tax, financial reporting and investor relations. He was recognized by The Puget Sound Business Journal as its “CFO of the Year” in 2015 for public companies with more than $1 billion in revenue. He came to Alaska Airlines in 2003 as staff vice president from the Seattle office of KPMG, one of the nation's largest public accounting firms. He was a partner at KPMG, as well as at the Seattle office of Arthur Andersen. Pedersen began his professional career with Andersen as a staff accountant. During a 12-year period there, he rose to partner and handled a diverse range of clients and projects. Pedersen is a graduate of the University of Washington, with bachelor's degrees in business administration and economics. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the Accounting Advisory Board of the University of Washington. He also serves on the board of the American Red Cross of King and Kitsap Counties.

Professional Development Session: Inside the Seedy World of Pharmacy Benefit Management with TRUEbenefit
Join us for a candid look at the state of the pharmacy industry and its impact on employee benefits. We’ll uncover the scary truth about drug spend and some of the untold pricing and prescribing practices that are driving costs. You’ll learn key strategies that employers can implement to overcome these market forces and take charge of their pharmacy benefit.



Brandon Pedersen

Executive Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Alaska Air Group