In this position, Delehant is responsible for ensuring Southwest's strategies and business plans are always aligned and focused on meeting its objectives.

Delehant joined Southwest Airlines in 2002 and spent his first five years as a Leader in the Technology Department. He was promoted to Director of Strategic Planning in 2007, and to Senior Director of Strategic Planning in 2009. Prior to Southwest, Delehant was a principal consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas.

Delehant received a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.

Delehant succeeds previous Vice President of Strategic Planning, Kathleen Wayton, who recently became Southwest Airlines' Vice President of Technology, Commercial Portfolio