Southwest Airlines promotes 4 to managing director positions

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has announced it has promoted four to the position of managing director, the company said.

Southwest has promoted Marilyn Post to Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In her new role as Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel, will continue to lead the General Counsel Department´s Corporate and Transactions Team. Post has been elected by the Board of Directors to serve as Corporate Secretary.

Sam Ford has been promoted to Managing Director Operational Strategy and Performance. In leading the Operational Strategy and Performance Team, Ford will focus on the strategic direction of the operations, measuring the performance across all of operations, and the delivery of cross-functional initiatives.

Southwest has promoted Wally Devereaux to Managing Director Cargo and Charters. This role is a backfill for the position previously held by Matt Buckley, who has retired.

Ray Schuster has been promoted to Managing Director Accounting and Financial Reporting. In this new role, he will be responsible for the Financial Accounting and Reporting Teams, as well as the Sales and Revenue Accounting Teams.

In its 48th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 58,000 Employees to a Customer base topping 120 million passengers annually. 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. In 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.