Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced yesterday that Executive Vice President of Corporate Services Jeff Lamb has decided to leave the Company to assume a Leadership position at Highland Homes, where he currently serves on their Board of Directors. Lamb's last day at Southwest will be June 30.
Bob Jordan, currently Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, will assume the role of Executive Vice President of Corporate Services effective July 1. In his new role, Jordan will be responsible for the People Department, Southwest University, Airport Affairs, Culture Services, Diversity & Inclusion, and Corporate Facilities. Jordan will report to Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Gary Kelly.
The Company also announced that Andrew Watterson, currently Senior Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer, will be promoted effective July 1 to Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer. Watterson and his Teams—Customer Relations & Rapid Rewards, Revenue Management & Pricing, Network Planning, and Business Development—and Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer Ryan Green and the Marketing Department will report to Southwest Airlines President Tom Nealon.
Kelly said, "Jeff's contributions to Southwest over his 12 years have been many and immeasurable. I know the Southwest Family joins me in thanking him for his dedication and Servant Leadership. We wish him well as his journey takes him to a new industry and presents new challenges with a wonderful organization.
"Bob is a talented Leader who has served our Company in a number of capacities and departments throughout his nearly 30 years at Southwest. Fortunately, we are well-positioned for this transition with a deep and talented Leadership Team. Andrew has been a brilliant addition to Southwest, and Tom and I look forward to working with him as a member of the executive leadership Team."
Watterson joined Southwest in October 2013 as Vice President of Network Planning and Performance. Previously, he was with Hawaiian Airlines as Vice President of Planning and Revenue Management.
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