SEATTLE—Sam Sperry, a veteran Seattle newspaperman and public relations consultant, has joined Alaska Airlines as director of corporate communications. Sperry will focus primarily on internal communications for Alaska employees and will support other communications activities as needed. He will report to Lou Cancelmi, staff vice president for corporate communications.
Sperry comes to Alaska from the Seattle public affairs consulting firm Gogerty Stark Marriott, where he provided communications counsel to a wide variety of private business and public agency clients. He worked 13 years at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, serving as associate editor/editorial page, and as metro editor. He also worked as an off-camera editor at KING 5 News and as a reporter at the Seattle Times.
His private business experience includes service as vice president for community affairs at the Seattle Mariners.