Gary C. Kelly

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Southwest Airlines Co.

Gary C. Kelly

Gary C. Kelly

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Southwest Airlines Co.

Overview
Career Highlights

Southwest Airlines Co.
AirTran Holdings, Inc.

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3094

Number of Boards

15

Birthday

1956

Age

63

Number of Awards

9

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Professional at Southwest Airlines Co.

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Professional at John Hancock Preferred Income Fund II

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Former Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer at Southwest Airlines Co.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at TreeHouse, Inc.

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Former President at Bank of Houston (Old)

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Lincoln National Corporation

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Former Professional at Southwest Airlines Co.

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President Emeritus at Southwest Airlines Co.

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Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at AirTran Holdings, Inc.

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Professional at Southwest Airlines Co.

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Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Southwest Airlines Co.
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Former General Manager-Development at Contact Energy Ltd.

Contact Energy Ltd. engages in electricity generation business. It operates through the Generation and Customer segments. The Generation segment covers the sale of electricity to the wholesale electricity market. The Customer segment refers to the revenue from delivering energy to customers less the cost of purchasing energy; and costs to service and distribute energy to customers. The company was founded on November 8, 1995 and is headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand.

Education
B.B.A. in Accounting
Class of 1974

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional organization representing Texas CPAs. TSCPA has 20 local chapters statewide and has 29,000 members. The Society is committed to serving the public interest with programs that advance the highest standards of ethics and practice within the CPA profession.

Active Member

The Business Council is a voluntary association of business leaders whose members meet several times a year for the free exchange of ideas both among themselves and with thought leaders from many sectors. In its most fundamental form, the Council seeks to foster understanding through discussion. It promotes learning, best practice sharing and networking by its members with a view to making a contribution to our society, the global economy and to business generally. Since its founding more than 75 years ago, The Business Council membership has consisted of a group of current or former chief executive officers from a broad range of companies. All major industries are represented among the members of The Business Council. Because schedule demands on senior business executives are extensive, the Council provides an especially valuable opportunity to discuss major subjects in a broader ranging forum than is normally available in the course of business activities. As part of its process, the Council invites leaders in government, politics, academia, science, medicine, technology and other sectors to address the Council and to participate in its discussions. Council members hope that these discussions result in better understanding by their invited guests as well as by the members themselves. Today, the Council meets three times a year in a collegial atmosphere to share and explore ideas.As a gathering of peers from many fields, the Council is entirely an educational and deliberative forum. It never takes positions as an organization and does not advocate any policy or course of action. Individual members sometimes do present their own views in public discussions. But they do so as individuals, rather than as representatives of the Council.

Career History
Professional
2009 - Current

Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. With headquarters in the Philadelphia region, the operating companies of Lincoln Financial Group had assets under management of $174 billion as of September 30, 2012. Through its affiliated companies, Lincoln Financial Group offers: annuities; life, group life, disability and dental insurance; 401(k) and 403(b) plans; savings plans; and comprehensive financial planning and advisory services

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
1986 - Current

With 41 years of service, Southwest Airlines Co. (Southwest), a low-fare major domestic airline, continues to differentiate itself from other low-fare carriers, offering a reliable product with exemplary Customer Service. Southwest was incorporated in Texas and commenced Customer Service on June 18, 1971 with three Boeing 737 aircraft serving three Texas cities - Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Today, Southwest is the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded serving 78 destinations in 39 states and the District of Columbia. On May 2, 2011, Southwest completed the acquisition of AirTran Holdings, Inc., and now operates AirTran Airways as a wholly owned subsidiary. Southwest has among the lowest cost structures in the domestic airline industry, consistently offers the lowest and simplest fares, and has one of the best overall Customer Service records. LUV is our stock exchange symbol, selected to represent our home at Dallas Love Field, as well as the theme of our Employee and Customer relationships. Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world known for its commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People, and Planet. To read more about how Southwest is doing its part to be a good citizen, click on the tab above to read the Southwest Airlines 2011 One Report™

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Prior

AirTran Holdings, Inc. is a holding company which is engaged in the provision of scheduled air transportation services. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Orlando, FL.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2009 - Current

Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. With headquarters in the Philadelphia region, the operating companies of Lincoln Financial Group had assets under management of $174 billion as of September 30, 2012. Through its affiliated companies, Lincoln Financial Group offers: annuities; life, group life, disability and dental insurance; 401(k) and 403(b) plans; savings plans; and comprehensive financial planning and advisory services

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
2008 - Current

With 41 years of service, Southwest Airlines Co. (Southwest), a low-fare major domestic airline, continues to differentiate itself from other low-fare carriers, offering a reliable product with exemplary Customer Service. Southwest was incorporated in Texas and commenced Customer Service on June 18, 1971 with three Boeing 737 aircraft serving three Texas cities - Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Today, Southwest is the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded serving 78 destinations in 39 states and the District of Columbia. On May 2, 2011, Southwest completed the acquisition of AirTran Holdings, Inc., and now operates AirTran Airways as a wholly owned subsidiary. Southwest has among the lowest cost structures in the domestic airline industry, consistently offers the lowest and simplest fares, and has one of the best overall Customer Service records. LUV is our stock exchange symbol, selected to represent our home at Dallas Love Field, as well as the theme of our Employee and Customer relationships. Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world known for its commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People, and Planet. To read more about how Southwest is doing its part to be a good citizen, click on the tab above to read the Southwest Airlines 2011 One Report™

Director
Current

AirTran Airways, Inc. provides passenger air transportation services. It operates flights to various domestic and international destinations in the United States, Aruba, the Bahamas, Bermuda, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

Member, Board of Trustees
2015 - Current

In 1943, the Foundation established Southwestern Medical College and helped to nurture its growth from a fledgling medical school into one of the preeminent medical research and academic centers in the world. Today UT Southwestern medical center enjoys an international reputation for discovering the basis for disease through research, applying the discoveries to the clinical care of patients, and educating the next generation of health care professionals.

Director
Current

Airlines for America (A4A), formerly known as Air Transport Association of America (ATA), is America's oldest and largest airline trade association. A4A member airlines and their affiliates transport more than 90 percent of U.S. airline passenger and cargo traffic. Based in Washington, D.C., the association advocates for the U.S. airline industry. It is the only trade organization that represents the principal U.S. airlines and is their voice when lobbying Congress.

Member, Development Board
Current

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students.

Board Member
Current

The President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) mission is to provide the U.S. Government the best possible industry advice in these areas.

Member
Current

The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary on matters related to homeland security. The Council comprises leaders from state and local government, first responder communities, the private sector, and academia.

Member
Prior

The President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness (Jobs Council) was created to provide non-partisan advice to the President on continuing to strengthen the Nation's economy and ensure the competitiveness of the United States and on ways to create jobs, opportunity, and prosperity for the American people. The Jobs Council is made up of members appointed by the President from among distinguished citizens outside the Federal Government, including citizens chosen to serve as representatives of the various sectors of the economy to offer the diverse perspectives of the private sector, employers, and workers on how the Federal Government can best foster growth, competitiveness, innovation, and job creation.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $10K
2010

To provide support to The University of Texas McCombs School of Business.

Political Donations
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Awards & Honors
Rank #174
2014
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
Rank #17
2014
Fortune Magazine - Business Person of the Year
Rank #332
2013
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
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