Air- Southwest Airlines announces leadership changes | Finance & Data content from ATWOnline

Posted: October 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

Oct. 14, 2013

Dallas-based low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines has announced organizational and executive personnel changes in its commercial, operational and technology groups.

Andrew Watterson, most recently VP planning and revenue management at Hawaiian Airlines, was appointed VP, network planning and performance. Watterson will lead Southwest’s network planning and commercial planning teams.

Sherry Staber joins Southwest’s technology organization airlines in a new position, VP business transformation solutions, operations and enterprise management. Staber was previously VP-corporate solutions at J.C. Penney Co.’s corporate headquarters in Plano, Tex.

Another new position, VP supply chain management, will be filled by Bill Tiffany, previously Southwest’s maintenance senior director of supply chain management. Southwest’s supply chain management group will now encompass the company’s maintenance supply chain, companywide purchasing and procurement and fuel management functions.

In Southwest’s operational group, Greg Wells has been promoted to SVP-operational performance. Brian Hirshman, previously Southwest’s SVP-technical operations, will take Wells’ former position of SVP-operations, overseeing Southwest’s technical operations, cargo/charter operations, ground operations and the airline’s operations coordination center.

Within Southwest’s marketing group, Ryan Green was promoted to MD-customer development, reporting to VP and chief marketing officer Kevin Krone. Green was previously Southwest’s senior director of loyalty and partnerships in marketing.

via Southwest Airlines announces leadership changes | Finance & Data content from ATWOnline.

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