Southwest VP/CMO to retire

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) said that Kevin Krone, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer will retire from the carrier, effective Feb. 15, 2016.

Krone began his Southwest career 25 years ago as an intern and rose to become the company´s second-ever Chief Marketing Officer.

Ryan Green, currently Managing director of Customer Strategy and Development, is being promoted to Vice President of Marketing.

In its 45th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers through a network of 97 destinations across the United States and seven additional countries with more than 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season.