Jazeera’s HR chief Turnipseed passes away

We were saddened to learn that Jazeera Airways human resources vice-president John Turnipseed passed away over the weekend. Arrangements for his funeral and repatriation to the US are underway.

Turnipseed, who studied at Southwest Texas State University, was an HR development specialist with over 23 years’ experience in the airline industry.

He became Jazeera Airways personnel chief in October last year, taking responsibility for all HR functions and the airline’s cultural development in Kuwait. Prior to this, he served as chief people and culture officer at Eos Airlines.

During his career, Turnipseed also spent 11 years at US low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines, where he was responsible for all aspects of employee relations.

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