Bob Jordan

Southwest Airlines Announces Leadership Updates

by | May 3, 2024
Southwest Airlines said that Jason Van Eaton is being promoted to EVP, chief regulatory & corporate affairs officer, and Jeff Novota is being promoted to vice president general counsel & corporate secretary.
Southwest Airlines Nominates 14 Candidates for Board of Directors Election May 15
by | Apr 5, 2024

The board of directors of Dallas-based Southwest Airlines disclosed in the company’s proxy statement that 14 candidates have been nominated to stand for election at its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 15....

Southwest Airlines Acquires SAFFiRE Renewables for Its New Renewable Ventures Portfolio
by | Apr 1, 2024
SAFFiRE is part of a project supported by the Department of Energy to develop and produce scalable renewable ethanol that can be upgraded into sustainable aviation fuel. It all begins with "corn stover"—a widely available agricultural residue feedstock.
Southwest Airlines Launches Sustainable Aviation Fuel Venture Arm, Invests $30M in LanzaJet
by | Feb 28, 2024
As part of its Southwest Airlines Renewable Ventures investment portfolio, Southwest announced a $30 million investment in LanzaJet Inc., a SAF technology provider and producer with a patented ethanol-to-SAF technology and the world's first ethanol-to-SAF commercial plant.

Southwest Focuses On Operations, Planning & Perks With 5 Executive Promotions

by | Oct 18, 2023
Southwest Airlines is elevating five veteran leaders to vice president roles bolstering its operations, planning, customer perks, and more. The strategic promotions are a continuation of the airline's restructuring efforts started in September 2022.
Staffing Unicorn ShiftKey Taps New Board Members, Including Southwest Airlines President & CEO
by | Aug 2, 2023
Just weeks ago, the Irving-based $2 billion-plus healthcare staffing platform announced top leadership moves and a new website and visual identity. Now it's added some big names to its board.
Southwest Airlines Takes Off With 10 Leadership Moves and CXD/Marketing Overhaul
by | Jun 23, 2023
The airline is placing an increased emphasis on enhancing customer experience
Southwest Airlines Invests in Startup That’s Turning Corn Waste into Jet Fuel
by | Jun 1, 2022
As part of a Department of Energy-backed effort, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines is investing in SAFFiRE Renewables, a new startup that aims to turn corn waste into sustainable aviation fuel. Once the product is fully tested, SAFFiRE says about 7.5 billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel could be produced by 2040. Southwest CEO Bob Jordan calls the technology "game-changing."