In her 18 years at JetBlue, Joni has had a long list of positions
– working in reservations, customer commitment, legal, vacation packaging, and
her current position in Finance.
Joni received a B.S. from the University of
Utah – after spending 3 years at the University of Kansas, where she studied
Pre-Law and claims alum status.
The knowledge and experience she gained from working in all areas of the
airline was a huge bonus when she transitioned to the Finance department from
Marketing. “I knew that from my variety of experience in the airline I had a
huge advantage because I knew who to ask for just about anything.” Although
Joni had no prior finance background, she had the management skills that were
needed to turn the department around – and after 7 years of Joni’s efforts in
AP, the department has automated 85% of all payments, captured more than $2.5 million
annually in discounts, and improved the DPO from 17 days to 37 days.
Additionally, with 25% corporate growth in the last 10 years, the headcount in
AP has remained flat. When she is not working, Joni enjoys spending time with
her husband and four children in Salt Lake City.