Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
"Having a genuine interest in your People and providing them the support they need to succeed, communicating effectively, taking ownership and personal accountability, and always trying to do the right thing."
Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsible for the airline's overall Finance activities, including: Reporting, Accounting, Investor Relations, Treasury, Tax, Corporate Planning and Financial Planning and Analysis. Tammy also oversees the Company's Supply Chain Management.
EXPERIENCE: Senior Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer of Southwest Airlines Co. since September 20, 2012. Previous Positions at Southwest: Senior Vice President Planning of Southwest Airlines Co. (February 15, 2010-September 19, 2012); Southwest: Vice President Financial Planning (September 1, 2008-February 12, 2010); Vice President Controller (February 6, 2006-August 31, 2008). Vice President Treasurer (September 1, 2004 - February 6, 2006); Senior Director Investor Relations (March 1, 2002 - September 1, 2004); Director Investor Relations (December 31, 1994 – March 1, 2002); Manager Investor Relations (September 1, 1994 – December 31, 1994); Manager Financial Reporting (September 16, 1991 – September 1, 1994).
Prior to joining Southwest, she was an Audit Manager at Coopers and Lybrand in Dallas, Texas. Tammy is currently a member of the Accounting Advisory Council at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and is a graduate of Leadership Texas. In 2014, Tammy was named as an Outstanding CFO for a Public Company by D CEO Magazine and was named CFO of the Year by the Dallas Business Journal. In 2015, Tammy was appointed to the Board of Directors of Tenet Healthcare Corporation.
EDUCATION: Tammy received a B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.
LENGTH OF SERVICE AT SOUTHWEST: Started in September 1991.
FAMILY: Tammy and her husband, Adam, have a son, Ryan, and a daughter, Alexandra
FIRST PAYING JOB: Working as a secretary in a real estate firm.
PROUDEST MOMENT: The moment my children were born.
BEST ADVICE EVER RECEIVED: Treat others as you would like to be treated.
BEST ADVICE EVER GIVEN: The same!