People: Southwest Airlines Co (LUV)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gary Kelly

59 2008 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Tammy Romo

52 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance

Michael Van de Ven

53 2008 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Jeff Lamb

52 2011 Chief People and Administrative Officer, Executive Vice President

Robert Jordan

54 2011 Chief Commercial Officer, Executive Vice President; President - AirTran Airways

Ron Ricks

65 2013 Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer, Executive Vice President

David Biegler

68 2006 Independent Director

J. Biggins

68 2011 Independent Director

Douglas Brooks

62 2010 Independent Director

William Cunningham

71 2000 Independent Director

John Denison

70 2008 Independent Director

Nancy Loeffler

68 2003 Independent Director

John Montford

71 2002 Independent Director

Thomas Nealon

54 2010 Independent Director

Daniel Villanueva

77 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gary Kelly

Mr. Gary C. Kelly is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Airlines Co. Mr. Kelly also served as the Company’s Executive Vice President and as its Chief Financial Officer from June 2001 to July 2004 and Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer from 1989 to 2001. Mr. Kelly joined the Company in 1986 as its Controller. During the past five years, Mr. Kelly has served as a Director of one publicly traded company other than Southwest: Lincoln National Corporation (since November 2009). Mr. Kelly recently completed a two year term as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Airlines for America.

Tammy Romo

Ms. Tammy Romo is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance of Southwest Airlines Co., since September 20, 2012. Ms. Romo also served as Senior Vice President of Planning from February 2010 to September 2012, Vice President of Financial Planning from September 2008 to February 2010, Vice President Controller from February 2006 to August 2008, Vice President Treasurer from September 2004 to February 2006, Senior Director of Investor Relations from March 2002 to September 2004, Director of Investor Relations from December 1994 to March 2002, Manager of Investor Relations from September 1994 to December 1994, and Manager of Financial Reporting from September 1991 to September 1994.

Michael Van de Ven

Mr. Michael G. Van de Ven is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Southwest Airlines Co., since May 2008. Mr. Van de Ven also served as Chief of Operations from September 2006 to May 2008, Executive Vice President Aircraft Operations from November 2005 through August 2006, Senior Vice President Planning from August 2004 to November 2005, Vice President Financial Planning & Analysis from 2001 to 2004, Senior Director Financial Planning & Analysis from 2000 to 2001, and Director Financial Planning & Analysis from 1997 to 2000. Mr. Van de Ven joined the Company in 1993 as its Director Internal Audit.

Jeff Lamb

Mr. Jeff Lamb is Chief People and Administrative Officer, Executive Vice President of Southwest Airlines Co., since September 22, 2011. Mr. Lamb served as Senior Vice President Administration & Chief People Officer from October 2007 to September 2011. Mr. Lamb also served as Senior Vice President Administration & Chief People Officer from October 2007 to September 2011, Vice President People & Leadership Development from February 2006 to October 2007, and as Senior Director People Development from December 2004 until February 2006.

Robert Jordan

Mr. Robert E. Jordan is Chief Commercial Officer, Executive Vice President of Southwest Airlines Co., and President - AirTran Airways of Southwest Airlines Inc. He has served as the Company’s Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer since September 2011 and as President of AirTran Airways, Inc. since May 2011. Mr. Jordan also served as Executive Vice President Strategy & Planning from May 2008 to September 2011, Executive Vice President Strategy & Technology from September 2006 to May 2008, Senior Vice President Enterprise Spend Management from August 2004 to September 2006, Vice President Technology from 2002 to 2004, Vice President Purchasing from 2001 to 2002, Controller from 1997 to 2001, Director Revenue Accounting from 1994 to 1997, and Manager Sales Accounting from 1990 to 1994. Mr. Jordan joined the Company in 1988 as a programmer.

Ron Ricks

Mr. Ron Ricks is Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer, Executive Vice President of Southwest Airlines Co. He has served as the Company’s Executive Vice President & Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer since September 2011. Mr. Ricks also served as Corporate Secretary from May 2008 to January 2013, Executive Vice President Corporate Services from May 2008 to September 2011, Executive Vice President Law, Airports, & Public Affairs from September 2006 to May 2008, and Senior Vice President Law, Airports, & Public Affairs from August 2004 until September 2006. Mr. Ricks joined the Company in 1986 as its Vice President Governmental Affairs.

David Biegler

Mr. David W. Biegler is an Independent Director of Southwest Airlines Co. since 2006. Biegler has served as Chairman of Southcross Energy Partners GP, LLC (“Southcross GP”) since August 2011. Mr. Biegler served as Southcross GP’s Chief Executive Officer from August 2011 to December 2014 and as its President from October 2012 to March 2014. Southcross GP is the general partner of Southcross Energy Partners, L.P., a limited partnership that was formed to own, operate, develop, and acquire midstream energy assets. Since August 2014, Mr. Biegler has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Southcross Holdings LP, which is currently the sole owner of Southcross GP. From July 2009 to August 2014, Mr. Biegler served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Southcross Energy LLC, formerly the sole owner of Southcross GP. From 2003 to 2012, Mr. Biegler served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Estrella Energy LP, a former investor in Southcross Energy, LLC. Mr. Biegler also served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Dynegy Inc., a provider of wholesale power, capacity, and ancillary services, from March 12, 2011, to April 11, 2011. He retired as Vice Chairman of TXU Corp. at the end of 2001, having served TXU Corp. as President and Chief Operating Officer from 1997 until 2001. He previously served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of ENSERCH Corporation from 1993 to 1997. During the past five years, Mr. Biegler has served as a Director of the following companies that are or were publicly traded: Trinity Industries, Inc. (since 1992); Animal Health International, Inc. (2007-2011); and Dynegy Inc. (2003-2011). Mr. Biegler also serves as a Director for Austin Industries. In November 2011, after Mr. Biegler had resigned from the Dynegy Inc. Board, certain subsidiaries of Dynegy Inc. filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

J. Biggins

Ms. J. Veronica Biggins is an Independent Director of Southwest Airlines Co. She is a Managing Partner in the Atlanta office of Diversified Search LLC, an executive and board search firm. Ms. Biggins was Managing Partner of the Atlanta office of Hodge Partners from 2007 until 2011 when Hodge Partners, also an executive and board search firm, became a part of Diversified Search. Ms. Biggins served as Assistant to the President of the United States and Director of Presidential Personnel under President William Jefferson Clinton and has also served as Chair of the Czech Slovak American Enterprise Fund. Ms. Biggins’ background includes 20 years’ experience with NationsBank (now Bank of America) and its predecessor. Prior to joining the White House, Ms. Biggins was one of the highest ranking women in the banking industry. During the past five years, Ms. Biggins has served as a Director of the following companies that are or were publicly traded: Avnet, Inc. (since 1997); Zep, Inc. (2007-2012); and AirTran Holdings, Inc. (2001-2011). Ms. Biggins has also served on a number of non-profit boards.

Douglas Brooks

Mr. Douglas H. Brooks is an Independent Director of Southwest Airlines Co. He served as Chairman of the Board of Brinker International, Inc., a casual dining restaurant company, from November 2004 to December 2013, as its Chief Executive Officer from January 2004 to January 2013, and as its President from January 1999 to January 2013. Mr. Brooks also served in other capacities for Brinker including as its Chief Operating Officer and as President of Chili’s Grill & Bar. During the past five years, Mr. Brooks has served as a Director of the following companies that are or were publicly traded Brinker International, Inc. (1999-2013); AutoZone, Inc. (since 2013); and ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. (since 2013). Mr. Brooks also serves on the Board of Directors of Limbs for Life and is a member of the Professional Advisory Board for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

William Cunningham

Dr. William H. Cunningham is an Independent Director of Southwest Airlines Co. He has been a professor at The University of Texas at Austin since 2000 and holds the James L. Bayless Chair for Free Enterprise at the University’s Red McCombs School of Business. Dr. Cunningham served as Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer of The University of Texas System from 1992 to 2000 and as President of The University of Texas at Austin from 1985 to 1992. During the past five years, Dr. Cunningham has served as a Director of the following companies that are or were publicly traded: Lincoln National Corporation (since 2006); Resolute Energy Corporation (formerly Hicks Acquisition Company I, Inc., from 2007 to 2015); and LIN Media LLC, successor registrant to LIN TV Corp. (from 2009 to 2014). Dr. Cunningham is also a disinterested Director of John Hancock Funds, III, a registered investment company.

John Denison

Mr. John G. Denison is an Independent Director of Southwest Airlines Co. He served as Chairman of the Board for Global Aero Logistics Inc. (“Global”), a diversified passenger airline, from January 2006 until April 2008. Mr. Denison came out of retirement in January 2005 to join Global as its Co-Chief Restructuring Officer. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ATA Airlines Inc. (“ATA”), a subsidiary of Global, from February 2005 until December 2006. In his capacities with Global and ATA, Mr. Denison’s responsibilities included, among others, managing or supervising business plans, collective bargaining negotiations, restructurings, financings, and major contract negotiations. ATA filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in April 2008.

Nancy Loeffler

Ms. Nancy B. Loeffler is an Independent Director of Southwest Airlines Co. since 2003. She has served as a consultant for Frost Bank since July 2009 and as a member of the Frost Bank Advisory Board since October 2008. A long-time advocate of volunteerism, Ms. Loeffler currently serves on the boards of The Briscoe Western Art Museum and The National Cowgirl Museum. In addition, she serves on the Executive Committee of The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, on the Executive Committee of The University of Texas System Chancellor’s Council, as a Board member of The Cancer Therapy and Research Center, and as Chair of the Advisory Board of the School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio. Ms. Loeffler is also a member of the prestigious Kripke Legend Award Selection Committee for Women in Cancer Research. She has served as Chair of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Foundation, as well as on the Board of Trustees for the Vice President’s Residence Foundation in Washington, D.C.

John Montford

Mr. John T. Montford is an Independent Director of Southwest Airlines Co. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of JTM Consulting, LLC, a state and federal governmental relations firm, since January 2010. Mr. Montford was retained by General Motors in January 2010 as a consultant and served in the capacity of Senior Advisor of Government Relations and Global Public Policy until January 2012. In his consulting role, Mr. Montford also served on the Executive Committee of General Motors. From 2001 through 2009, Mr. Montford served in a number of positions in the telecommunications industry. These included: President of Southwestern Bell and Southern New England Company, External Affairs (2001-2005); Senior Vice President for Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for SBC and AT&T (2005-2007); and President, Western Region, AT&T Services (2008-2009). Mr. Montford was Chancellor of the Texas Tech University System from 1996 to 2001 and also served in the Texas Senate from 1983 to 1996, where he served as both Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and Chairman of the Senate State Affairs Committee. In 2002, Mr. Montford was named Chancellor Emeritus of the Texas Tech University System. He is a former active duty U.S. Marine Officer and an elected District Attorney.

Thomas Nealon

Mr. Thomas M. Nealon is an Independent Director of Southwest Airlines Co. He served as Group Executive Vice President of J.C. Penney Company, Inc., a retail company, from August 2010 until December 2011. Mr. Nealon also served as J.C. Penney’s Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer from September 2006 until August 2010. Prior to joining J.C. Penney, Mr. Nealon was a partner with The Feld Group, a provider of information technology consulting services, where he served in a consultant capacity as Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer for the Company from 2001 to 2006. Mr. Nealon also served as Chief Information Officer for Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, Inc., from 1996 to 2000, and in various software engineering, systems engineering, and management positions for Frito-Lay from 1983 to 1996. Mr. Nealon received the 2010 MIT Sloan School of Business Award for Innovation Leadership and was recognized by Information Week as a “Premiere 100 CIO” in 2006 and 2010. During the past five years, Mr. Nealon has served as a Director of one publicly traded company other than Southwest: Fossil, Inc. (since April 2012).

Daniel Villanueva

Mr. Daniel D. Villanueva is an Independent Director of Southwest Airlines Co. He has been a partner in Rustic Canyon/Fontis Partners, LP, a California-based private equity firm, since 2005 and has been President of The Villanueva Companies since 2012. Mr. Villanueva previously was Managing Partner of Bastion Capital Corporation, a private equity investment fund, from 1993 to 2005. Mr. Villanueva also has over 25 years’ experience as a television executive, having served as Senior Vice President, Partner, and Director at Spanish International Communications Corp. and its successor company Univision Group over the period from 1964 to 1990. Mr. Villanueva has also developed and sold numerous broadcasting properties across the United States. Mr. Villanueva’s civic activities have included board memberships of the American Red Cross, the National Association of Broadcasters, National Junior Achievement, National YMCA, the National Hispanic Education Fund, the California Broadcasters Association, the California Economic Development Corporation, the Greater Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, KCET Public Television, the United Way, Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Ventura County Community Foundation, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Mr. Villanueva was also a Commissioner of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Gary Kelly

5,002,780

Tammy Romo

1,627,990

Michael Van de Ven

2,475,970

Jeff Lamb

--

Robert Jordan

2,460,350

Ron Ricks

2,441,860

David Biegler

--

J. Biggins

--

Douglas Brooks

--

William Cunningham

--

John Denison

557,745

Nancy Loeffler

--

John Montford

--

Thomas Nealon

--

Daniel Villanueva

--
As Of  30 Dec 2014

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Gary Kelly

798,939 2,164,024

Tammy Romo

55,413 313,137

Michael Van de Ven

33,770 15,722

Jeff Lamb

0 0

Robert Jordan

153,800 1,152,350

Ron Ricks

214,807 497,060

David Biegler

0 0

J. Biggins

0 0

Douglas Brooks

0 0

William Cunningham

0 0

John Denison

120,394 767,359

Nancy Loeffler

0 0

John Montford

0 0

Thomas Nealon

0 0

Daniel Villanueva

0 0
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