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People: Southwest Airlines Co (LUV.N)

LUV.N on New York Stock Exchange

19 Jul 2019
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Kelly, Gary 

Mr. Gary C. Kelly is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Kelly has served as the Company’s Chairman of the Board since May 2008 and as its Chief Executive Officer since July 2004. Mr. Kelly also served as the Company’s President from July 2008 to January 2017, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer from June 2001 to July 2004, and Vice President Finance & 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). The Board has concluded that Mr. Kelly should continue to serve as a Director for the Company for the following reasons, among others: (i) he is the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and has been with the Company for over 30 years; (ii) his role and his experience enable him to bring invaluable operational, financial, regulatory, governance, and cultural perspectives to the Board; and (iii) his role and his experience enable him to continually educate and advise the Board on the Company’s industry and related opportunities, issues, and challenges.

Basic Compensation

Total Annual Compensation, USD 978,925
Restricted Stock Awards, USD 5,250,010
Long-Term Incentive Plans, USD --
All Other, USD 1,331,260
Fiscal Year Total, USD 7,560,200

Options Compensation

  Quantity Market Value
Exercisable -- --
Unexercisable -- --
Exercised -- --
Name Fiscal Year Total

Gary Kelly


Thomas Nealon


Ron Ricks


Tammy Romo


Michael Van de Ven


Robert Jordan

As Of  30 Dec 2017