Southwest Airlines announces 11 changes in leadership

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has announced it has named Tammy Amirault as Managing Director, Technology–Enterprise Management and Analytics to succeed Sherry Staber, Southwest´s Vice President, Technology–Enterprise Management & Technical Operations who announced her plans to retire, the company said.

Amirault joins Southwest from IMPRIVA, a San Francisco-based strategic business and IT consulting firm, where she most recently served as Senior Vice President.

Southwest´s Senior Vice President General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Mark Shaw has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer, and Corporate Secretary. Under Shaw´s leadership, Southwest´s Vice President Governmental Affairs Jason Van Eaton has been promoted to Senior Vice President Governmental Affairs and Real Estate. Van Eaton´s broader role oversees Airport Affairs and Corporate Facilities, in addition to Governmental Affairs.

Southwest´s Vice President Airport Affairs Bob Montgomery will assume a new role as Senior Advisor. Southwest´s Vice President Financial Planning & Analysis Paul Cullen is assuming a new role of Vice President Real Estate. Now reporting to Cullen, Southwest´s Senior Director Airport Affairs Steve Sisneros has been promoted to Managing Director Airport Affairs alongside Southwest´s Managing Director Corporate Facilities John Zuzu.

Leading the award-winning Rapid Rewards program and its popular Chase Visa card, Southwest´s Senior Director Loyalty, Partnerships, and Products Jonathan Clarkson has been promoted to Managing Director Marketing. Additionally, Southwest´s Vice President Corporate Strategy Reid Grandle assumes the broader role of Vice President Strategy & Planning, responsible for the Company´s Strategic and Financial Planning, along with its focus on Innovation, Data Science, and Continuous Improvement. Southwest´s Managing Director Corporate Sales Dave Harvey has been promoted to Vice President Corporate Sales. His Team promotes the ease and reliability of traveling on Southwest Airlines for business. And Southwest´s Managing Director Network Planning Adam Decaire has been promoted to Vice President Network Planning, overseeing the connectivity of its more than 4,000 flights a day to 99 destinations in the US and 10 additional countries.

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has a customer base topping 120 million passengers annually, in recent years. Southwest became the nation´s largest domestic air carrier in 2003 and maintains that ranking based on the US Department of Transportation´s most recent reporting of domestic originating passengers boarded. During peak travel seasons, Southwest operates more than 4,000 weekday departures among a network of 99 destinations in the United States and 10 additional countries.