JetBlue has appointed Brandon Nelson as general counsel and corporate secretary. Nelson will lead JetBlue’s legal, ethics and compliance, cyber-security, and environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts. He will report to JetBlue’s Chief Executive Officer Robin Hayes.

Nelson joined JetBlue in 2005 and previously served as director, corporate counsel and assistant secretary before being promoted in 2009 to vice president, associate general counsel. He has served as general counsel on an acting basis since July 2018. He also serves on the investment committee of the company’s Silicon Valley-based corporate venture capital fund, JetBlue Technology Ventures, and is a trustee of the company’s 401(k) Plan.

Prior to JetBlue, Nelson practiced corporate and business litigation law at firms in California and New York, including Shearman & Sterling.