Southwest Airlines names Reid Grandle vice president of corporate strategy

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed September 30, 2016 16:52

Southwest Airlines names Reid Grandle vice president of corporate strategy

Southwest Airlines has promoted Reid Grandle, senior director in the corporate strategy department, to vice president corporate strategy, succeeding Mike Delehant, who recently left Southwest Airlines to pursue a role with a European airline.

Reid Grandle, VP Corporate Strategy, Southwest Airlines

Reid Grandle, VP Corporate Strategy, Southwest Airlines

Since joining SWA in 2002, Delehant has served the airline in a number of leadership positions in Strategic Planning and Technology. Prior to joining Southwest, he was a principal consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas.
Grandle joined Southwest in 2014 in the Financial Planning & Analysis Department. In his leadership role in Corporate Strategy, he will be responsible for Southwest’s Innovation, Data Science, and Continuous Improvement functions, as well as play a key role in the implementation of the Company’s long-term strategic plan to help Southwest achieve its vision of being the World’s Most Loved, Most Flown and Most Profitable airline. He will report to Southwest’s Executive Vice President Strategy & Innovation Tom Nealon.

“Reid will help shepherd the organization and be laser focused on our priorities and sequence of investments that support our Vision to be the World’s Most Loved, Most Flown, and Most Profitable airline,” Nealon said. “Our corporate strategy is our roadmap to ensure our Low Fare Brand is strong and the organization is aligned to provide an innovative travel experience at the lowest cost—all with the best People and an unmatched Culture.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed September 30, 2016 16:52