Southwest Execs Discuss Airline Industry at Access McCombs Panel
“The big game changer this decade has been energy prices. We were built for $20 crude oil; we are not well prepared for $85 crude oil,” said Gary Kelly, BBA ’77 and executive chairman of the board, president and CEO of Southwest Airlines at the Access McCombs event held in Dallas April 5. Kelly (second from right) joined Dean Tom Gilligan; Herb Kelleher, founder and chairman emeritus; Colleen Barrett, president emeritus; and Bill Cunningham, non-executive chairman of the board and James L. Bayless Chair for Free Enterprise at the McCombs School for a panel discussion. Rad (BBA ’98) and Ashley (BBA ’03) Weaver founded the series and hosted the first event in San Antonio with Red McCombs. Learn about upcoming Access McCombs events.