Vice President, Corporate Strategy
"Leadership is… humility, clarity, and courage" – Fuchan Yuan
Title: Vice President, Corporate Strategy
JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsible for Southwest's Innovation, Data Science, and Continuous Improvement functions, as well as driving the development of and alignment on Southwest's long-term strategy
EXPERIENCE: Previously served as a Senior Director in the Financial Planning & Analysis Department, supporting the Commercial organization. Prior to joining Southwest, he was a Principal in Oliver Wyman's aviation practice, where he advised companies on strategic, commercial, and operational issues.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Economics, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
LENGTH OF SERVICE AT SOUTHWEST: Started in June 2014
FAMILY: Wife, Mary Virginia, and two daughters, Olivia and Mary Brooke
FIRST PAYING JOB: Waiting tables in Little Rock, Arkansas
PROUDEST MOMENT: The moment my best friend – and now wife – said "I do."
BEST ADVICE EVER RECEIVED: "Be humble and make the most of every opportunity." My wife
BEST ADVICE EVER GIVEN: "Always keep learning."