Click to join an upcoming live event

Turn off Ads (click)

Click on your language to translate this article:

Afrikaans Afrikaans Albanian Albanian Amharic Amharic Arabic Arabic Armenian Armenian Azerbaijani Azerbaijani Basque Basque Belarusian Belarusian Bengali Bengali Bosnian Bosnian Bulgarian Bulgarian Catalan Catalan Cebuano Cebuano Chichewa Chichewa Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Chinese (Traditional) Corsican Corsican Croatian Croatian Czech Czech Danish Danish Dutch Dutch English English Esperanto Esperanto Estonian Estonian Filipino Filipino Finnish Finnish French French Frisian Frisian Galician Galician Georgian Georgian German German Greek Greek Gujarati Gujarati Haitian Creole Haitian Creole Hausa Hausa Hawaiian Hawaiian Hebrew Hebrew Hindi Hindi Hmong Hmong Hungarian Hungarian Icelandic Icelandic Igbo Igbo Indonesian Indonesian Irish Irish Italian Italian Japanese Japanese Javanese Javanese Kannada Kannada Kazakh Kazakh Khmer Khmer Korean Korean Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kyrgyz Kyrgyz Lao Lao Latin Latin Latvian Latvian Lithuanian Lithuanian Luxembourgish Luxembourgish Macedonian Macedonian Malagasy Malagasy Malay Malay Malayalam Malayalam Maltese Maltese Maori Maori Marathi Marathi Mongolian Mongolian Myanmar (Burmese) Myanmar (Burmese) Nepali Nepali Norwegian Norwegian Pashto Pashto Persian Persian Polish Polish Portuguese Portuguese Punjabi Punjabi Romanian Romanian Russian Russian Samoan Samoan Scottish Gaelic Scottish Gaelic Serbian Serbian Sesotho Sesotho Shona Shona Sindhi Sindhi Sinhala Sinhala Slovak Slovak Slovenian Slovenian Somali Somali Spanish Spanish Sudanese Sudanese Swahili Swahili Swedish Swedish Tajik Tajik Tamil Tamil Telugu Telugu Thai Thai Turkish Turkish Ukrainian Ukrainian Urdu Urdu Uzbek Uzbek Vietnamese Vietnamese Welsh Welsh Xhosa Xhosa Yiddish Yiddish Yoruba Yoruba Zulu Zulu
Travel News

Southwest Airlines announces new finance leaders

Written by editor

DALLAS, TX (September 10, 2008) – Southwest Airlines announced today that Tammy Romo, vice president and controller is now the vice president Financial Planning.

DALLAS, TX (September 10, 2008) – Southwest Airlines announced today that Tammy Romo, vice president and controller is now the vice president Financial Planning. In this new role, Tammy will lead the company’s Financial Planning department, the Revenue and Traffic Analysis group, and she will continue to oversee Investor Relations. She will still report directly to senior vice president and chief financial officer, Laura Wright.

“With the pressure on in our cost structure due to energy prices, the importance of the work for which these groups are responsible has soared,” Wright said. “Southwest must develop a new long-term financial plan as we reengineer our company to combat higher fuel prices.”

Tammy has delivered exceptional results as a leader at Southwest Airlines. She jumped onboard Southwest in September 1991 as manager Financial Reporting. She later moved on to other positions including manager Investor Relations, director Investor Relations, senior director Investor Relations, vice president Treasurer, and her previous position of vice president Controller. Tammy received a B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin, and she is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas.

Assistant controller Leah Koontz has been promoted to vice president Controller. Leah will oversee Financial Reporting, Financial Accounting, Financial Controls, and the accounting groups she currently leads. Leah joined the Southwest Family in August 1993 in the Revenue Accounting Department as an accountant. She then became the supervisor of Revenue Accounting, manager of Revenue Accounting, manager of Corporate Accounting, director of Financial Accounting, and most recently was the assistant controller. Leah graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a B.B.A in Accounting and also is a Certified Public Accountant.

“Both Tammy and Leah are long-tenured Southwest employees with extensive experience across all areas of finance. Additionally, they are both great leaders who have proven track records in mentoring and developing their teams,” Wright said.