NAME: Charles David Cush
AGE: 51. Born March 8, 1960, in Shreveport, La.
EDUCATION: Southern Methodist University, B.A. in broadcast/film and B.S. in psychology, 1982; MBA, 1983.
FAMILY: Single. One of seven children.
CAREER: American Airlines, 1986-1998; chief operating officer, Aerolineas Argentinas, 1998-2000; various executive roles at American Airlines including senior vice president of global sales, 2004-2007; CEO Virgin America, 2007-present.
MORNING ROUTINE: Wakes at 4:15 a.m., sends emails, calls business associates on East Coast, listens online to Dallas sports radio program and reads the papers while on the LifeCycle bike at the gym.
DAILY NEWSPAPERS: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle and Financial Times.
BASEBALL TEAM: "I tend to adopt the team of whatever city I'm living in. So I'm a Giants fan now."
FOOTBALL TEAMS: Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints.