John has been with Southwest Airlines and Network Planning--formerly known as Schedule Planning--since 1987, serving as Senior Director for the past seven years and leading the integrated planning function within Network Planning.

"We are proud to announce John's new role at Southwest Airlines as Vice President of Network Planning," said Bob Jordan, Southwest Airlines Executive Vice President of Strategy and Planning. "We have seen a number of significant and exciting changes for Southwest Airlines recently, including the potential to add the 737-800; the addition of destinations such as Panama City Beach, Charleston, and Greenville/Spartanburg; and the continued press into New York City through the acquisition of Newark slots. Productively growing the network is at the heart of those changes, while at the same time it's vital that we stay true to our core network fundamentals that have sustained us for nearly 40 years. John's Leadership will help us shape our network strategy as we look to the future."

The Network Planning department at Southwest is comprised of a Team of exceptionally talented Employees, who manage Southwest's flight schedules, routes, capacity planning, integrated planning, and network development as well as conducting operational and traffic analysis.

John is a Leader in advancing technology innovation as tools for the scheduling and planning disciplines. He has also been active in the Company's efforts to proliferate its culture within the organization, and to the communities it serves. Prior to joining Southwest Airlines, John worked for Pan Am in both ground operations and in management. Originally from New York, John has a Psychology degree from St. John's University in New York City.