Southwest Airlines Announces Promotion Of Linda Rutherford

Southwest Airlines Co. has announced the promotion of Linda Rutherford to Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer.

Rutherford began her Southwest career in 1992, and she has held several Leadership positions, including Vice President, Chief Communications Officer and Vice President Communication & Outreach. Her responsibilities include overseeing the Company's Media Relations, Employee Communications, Emergency Response and Business Continuity, Strategic Public Relations, Social Business, Charitable Giving and Community Relations, Visual Communication, Employee Engagement & Travel, and Community Affairs and Grassroots.

She holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Texas Tech University.