Southwest Airlines announces leadership change

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has announced the promotion of Ryan Martinez to Managing Director Investor Relations, effective Sept. 11, the company said.

Martinez began his Southwest career in Investor Relations in 2006, where he spent seven years. Since that time, he has held many leadership roles within the Finance Department, most recently as a Senior Director in Corporate Planning and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A).

Martinez will fill the role currently held by Marcy Brand, who has chosen to assume a different Leadership role in the Finance Department. Martinez has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) operates a network of 101 destinations in the United States and nine additional countries with more than 4,000 departures a day during peak travel season.