Southwest Airlines makes leadership changes

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has announced several leadership changes, the company said.

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Randy Sloan is leaving the company in mid-July. Kathleen Wayton, who is currently the airline´s Vice President of Corporate Delivery–Operations & Reservations, has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer upon Sloan´s departure.

Additionally, Southwest has hired Stan Alexander into a new role of Vice President & Chief Technology Architect, effective July 10. Alexander will lead the Technology Teams responsible for Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Data & Analytics, Enterprise Data Delivery, and Enterprise Integration Strategy–working across the organization to drive execution across multiple major initiatives.

Southwest is also promoting Anthony Gregory as the new Vice President of Ground Operations, effective July 1, 2017. Gregory will be responsible for a team of more than 18,000 Employees in providing a safe, reliable, and efficient experience to Southwest Customers.

In its 47th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) operates a network of 101 destinations in the United States and nine additional countries with more than 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season.