Southwest Airlines Announces Leadership Changes

Southwest Airlines Co. has announced several leadership changes.

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer Randy Sloan is leaving the Company in mid-July. Kathleen Wayton, currently the airline's Vice President of Corporate Delivery—Operations & Reservations, has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer upon Sloan's departure.

Additionally, Southwest has hired Stan Alexander into a new role of Vice President & Chief Technology Architect, effective July 10.

Most recently, Stan served as the principal consultant of Digital Pilot LLC, an affiliate of the Feld Group Institute, where he provided technology strategy, architecture and leadership consulting services to FedEx, and very recently to Southwest.

Southwest is also promoting Anthony Gregory as the new Vice President of Ground Operations, effective July 1, 2017. Gregory joined Southwest Airlines in 2007, and has served in leadership positions in Ground Ops, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Network Planning. Prior to joining Southwest, Gregory was a pilot and Flight instructor. Anthony earned a Bachelor of Science in Aviation degree from Purdue University; MBA & M.A. Economics degrees from West Virginia University.