Human resources

Spirit Airlines appoints Linde Grindle as Chief Human Resources Officer

“Linde brings two decades of experience leading strategic organizational design and team effectiveness in global enterprises,” said Christie. “We plan to double the size of our fleet over the next five years, and Linde is the right transformation leader to lead this expansion of our Spirit Family to successfully support our growth.”

Prior to joining Spirit, Grindle served as Director of Talent at Optum, a healthcare services and innovation company that is part of the UnitedHealth Group. Grindle is credited with transforming Optum’s talent acquisition process, designing various COVID-19 response strategies to help staff through the pandemic, and creating various initiatives to improve the employee experience. Prior to Optum, she also held human resources and change management positions at Cigna and Accenture.

Linde earned a Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Stout.

About Spirit Airlines:
Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is committed to providing the best value in the sky. We are the leader in providing customizable travel options from an unbundled fare. This allows our guests to only pay for the options they choose – like bags, seat assignments and refreshments – something we call Á La Smarte. We enable our customers to venture further and discover more than ever before. Our Fit Fleet® is one of the youngest and most fuel efficient in the United States. We serve destinations across the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, and are dedicated to giving back and improving these communities. Come save with us at

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