SeaPort Airlines Appoints Two Vice Presidents

Published on : Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Seaport-AirlineSeaPort Airlines today announced the appointment of two vice presidents to lead its finance and operations activities.

Max Griffin has joined the airline as Vice President of Operations following a 22-year career with AMR Corporation, including American Airlines and American Eagle. Most recently, Max was a pilot flying Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft on domestic and international routes. Previously, Max held a number of positions with American Eagle, the regional
affiliate of American Airlines, including Director of Flight Operations and Managing Director of Recruitment.

Earlier in his career, Max worked for Piedmont Commuter/US Air Express, King School of Aeronautics, and Morris, Temple & Company Insurance. Max has over 11,000 hours flight time experience and holds type ratings in Boeing 757/767, Airbus A300, McDonnell Douglas MD-80, Saab 340, and Jetstream 31.

Max is a member of the National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA), GLEAM, and several other aviation organizations.

Throughout his career he has visited over 30 countries and his hobbies include photography and art.


Max and his partner are in the process of relocating to Portland, Oregon.

Gregory Smith has joined the company as Vice President of Finance.


Greg was previously Controller of Evergreen International Airlines.


Earlier in his career, he was Assistant Controller and a Tax Accountant for Columbia Helicopters.

Greg earned a B.A. in Business Administration and M.A. in Taxation, both from Portland State University.


He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

Greg actively trades equities and collects Pontiac muscle cars.


From 2007 to 2013, he served as a volunteer board member for North Clackamas Christian School in Oregon City, a non-denominational State accredited school. Greg resides in Oregon City, Oregon with his wife and son.


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