History - 2003 SpeakerJ. George Mikelsons
Founder, Chairman, CEO and President
ATA Holdings Corp.
J. George Mikelsons, is the founder, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and, prior to the Company's initial public offering in May 1993, was the sole shareholder of the Company. Mr. Mikelsons founded American Trans Air, Inc. (“ATA”) and Ambassadair Travel Club, Inc. in 1973. Mr. Mikelsons serves on the Board of Directors and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Air Transport Association. Mr. Mikelsons also serves on the board of directors of The Indianapolis Zoo, the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association (where he is a member of the Executive Committee), the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Mikelsons has been an airline captain since 1966 and remains current on several jet aircraft.