Southwest Airlines names SVP

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has announced the promotion of Linda Rutherford to Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer, the company said.

With the promotion, Rutherford will add the company´s Culture Services Department to her oversight and will report to Executive Vice President Corporate Services Bob Jordan, while continuing to work directly with Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly on communication efforts and Culture activities.

With the addition of Culture Services, Rutherford will continue to oversee the company´s Communication & Outreach efforts, as well as Employee Engagement. She will join the company´s Corporate Services Leadership team and will work with that group to ensure Southwest has the best processes, policies, and tools to serve the airline´s growing and diverse workforce.

In its 47th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) operates more than 4,000 departures a day during peak travel periods among a network of 99 destinations in the United States and nine additional countries.