Ken Guckian

Managing Director – Tax

Ken Guckian

Leadership is... achieved by developing more leaders, not more followers.

Title: Managing Director - Tax

JOB DESCRIPTION: Provides strategic oversight for the tax function. Responsible for developing Southwest's tax strategy and administering tax affairs so they are in compliance with federal, state, local, and/or foreign tax laws.

EXPERIENCE: Prior to joining Southwest, worked for Comerica Incorporated as Chief Tax Officer for 7+ years. Held the position of Tax Director – Financial Reporting and Planning at TXU Corp for 3 years. Began career as an Intern at Ernst & Young progressing to a Senior Manager during my ten years of service.

EDUCATION: B.S. Accounting and M.S. Taxation, University of North Texas


FAMILY: Wife Kristin and son Trey

FIRST PAYING JOB: Warehouse worker in the food distribution center of Waffle House

PROUDEST MOMENT: I am eternally proud of the achievements of my son, but none of that could have happened had I not married my wife. So the day we married is my proudest moment.

BEST ADVICE EVER RECEIVED: It is nice to be important, but it is important to be nice.

BEST ADVICE EVER GIVEN: Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

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