Reid Grandle

Vice President, Corporate Strategy

Reid Grandle

"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."

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