高管: Southwest Airlines Co (LUV.N)
19 Jul 2019
Mr. Ron Ricks is the Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Ricks has served as the Company’s Vice Chairman of the Board since July 2015. Mr. Ricks also served as the Company’s Executive Vice President & Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer from September 2011 to July 2015, 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 and retired as an Employee of the Company in February 2017. The Board has concluded that Mr. Ricks should continue to serve as a Director for the Company for the following reasons, among others: (i) Mr. Ricks has over 30 years of institutional knowledge of the Company’s operations, governmental affairs, and community relations, which enables him to provide insight and perspectives to the Board that cannot be replicated by other Board candidates; (ii) Mr. Ricks’ experience as the Company’s former Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer is particularly valuable with respect to the Board’s related oversight responsibilities; and (iii) Mr. Ricks’ leadership experience over airports and public affairs enables him to provide unique strategic perspectives with respect to the Company’s growth plans, both domestic and international.