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Southwest Airlines Promotes Exec to SVP and Chief Information Officer

by | Feb 2, 2023

Dallas-headquartered Southwest Airlines Co. has promoted Lauren Woods from vice president of technology to senior vice president and chief information officer.

She will report to Chief Administration & Communications Officer Linda Rutherford.

Woods joined Southwest in 2010 and has led key initiatives across the airline’s Technology Department, supporting its digital and customer channels and various operations teams and platforms....

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DI People: Southwest Airlines, Hyosung, GlassView, and More Make Leadership Moves
by | Sep 30, 2022
In this week’s roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you’ll also find news from ECI Software Solutions, CIEN+, Daseke, Richardson Chamber of Commerce, Schneider Electric, INFOLAB, Meritize, and others.
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Local Tech Founders Duke it Out at Digital Fight Club, Capping Off Dallas Startup Week
by | Aug 12, 2022
Ten local founders and innovators sparred in gloves-off debates, "fighting" to win each round.

The fight card included challenges like: Should brands be transparent? Should the government be involved in building the metaverse? And is ESG important? Here are the knockout rounds.
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DI People: City of Frisco, SMU, UNT, CBRE, Aero Design Labs, Invited, T.D. Jakes Foundation, and More Leadership Moves
by | Jun 3, 2022
In this week’s roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you’ll also find news from The DEC, American Airlines, Perimeter Medical, BRIX, NEC Corp. of America, Valor, Vizient, Apty, DHA Housing Solutions for North Texas, Southwest Airlines, Nanoscope Therapeutics, TimelyMD, and Thryv Holdings.
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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."
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Southwest Airlines Will Invest $2 Billion on In-Flight Upgrades
by | May 12, 2022
With leisure air travel bouncing back big time—and more corporate fliers buckling in again—Southwest is investing in "the next generation of customer experience" over the next five years. That includes everything from a new Bloody Mary mix to Wi-Fi upgrades, expanded entertainment, bigger space bins, flight flexibility and more.
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Comparably’s Best DFW Workplaces Tees Off with Topgolf, Alkami, and More
by | Apr 4, 2022
Comparably’s list of the Top 15 DFW companies is derived from sentiment ratings provided by employees in Dallas-Ft. Worth who anonymously rated their employers on Comparably.com over the past 12 months. Here's the complete list.
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DI People: Jacobs, Southwest Airlines, AT&T, Sunwest Communications, KKR, Comerica, and More Make Moves
by | Mar 18, 2022
In this week's roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you'll also find news from Ecobat, Wingstop, ActivePure Technologies, Communities Foundation of Texas, Texas Health Resources, and other area organizations.

Plus, meet the UT Arlington professor helping to lead a NASA mission.
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Forces for Good: SMU Kicks Off $1.5B Fundraising Campaign, Southwest Airlines Launches Contest for Nonprofits, and Frito-Lay Provides Food to Students

by | Sep 17, 2021
You'll also read about the FC Dallas Foundation opening a soccer field for My Possibilities, Hari Mari partnering with St. Jude's, North Texas Food Bank Starts Its New $500M Campaign, and more organizations making a difference in Dallas-Fort Worth right now.
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Southwest Airlines President Tom Nealon Retires Immediately, COO Mike Van de Ven Named as Replacement
by | Sep 13, 2021
Southwest also announced several senior leader promotions.
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Southwest Airlines Launches New Cargo Booking Portal for Coast-to-Coast Shipping
by | Sep 9, 2021
Dallas-based Southwest collaborated with Hangar A, a leading supplier of digital air logistics solutions, to create a user-friendly platform for online cargo bookings to keep products moving. Some "Next Flight Guarantee" shipments can be booked up to 10 days in advance.
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Southwest Airlines Expands Partnership With Sabre to ‘Welcome Business Travelers Back to the Sky’
by | Jul 26, 2021
Southwest Airlines is now offering flights on Southlake-based Sabre's major global distribution systems. With Travelport and Amadeus already secured, the Dallas-based air carrier says this is the first time business travelers and agents can book a flight within all three major GDSs.
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Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson Discusses Parallel Crises Facing City, Looks to the Future

by | Dec 11, 2020
During Eric Johnson’s term as Mayor of Dallas, he's had to respond to two major crises so far: the ongoing pandemic and an increase in violent crime. Mayor Johnson addressed these issues in The Year-End Conversation and also touched on initiatives to develop Dallas’ workforce and transform the city into a destination for startup companies.
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North Texas Companies Offer Five Keys to Keeping Employees Engaged While Working From Home
Studies show that companies with high employee engagement are 21 percent more profitable. Here's how Axxess, USAA, Hilti North America, and other companies in the region are improving employee engagement virtually.
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An ‘Aviation First’: Dallas-Based Aereos Now Has Certified Built-In Antimicrobial High-Touch Parts for Aircraft Interiors
by | Oct 21, 2020
When the COVID-19 pandemic began, the aircraft solutions provider iterated to produce a new line of antimicrobial aircraft interior parts. Antimicrobial technology is built into an aircraft's high-touch cabin and lavatory parts, like tray tables and toilet seats, to protect against harmful microbes.
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DI People: Opendoor, Southwest Airlines, and Collective 54 Make Exec Moves
by | Feb 18, 2020
In this weekly roundup of executive and leadership moves by companies and organizations in North Texas, you’ll also find news from the American Heart Association, Comerica, North Texas Angel Network, Sundt Construction, and Hilltop Securities.
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