Join The Texas Tribune, in partnership with Texas McCombs and Texas Executive Education, at 11 a.m. Central time Aug. 12 for a discussion with Gary Kelly, CEO, and chair of the board for Southwest Airlines, moderated by Tribune CEO Evan Smith.

We’ll discuss the short- and long-term prospects for Southwest, one of the largest commercial airlines in the world, and for the airline industry as a whole.

Kelly began his career at Southwest in 1986 as controller, and later became CFO and vice president of finance. Previously, he worked as a CPA for Arthur Young & Company in Dallas and as controller for Systems Center, Inc. He is a graduate of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and serves on the McCombs School Advisory Council.

This conversation will be live-streamed at starting at 11 a.m. CT on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

This event is presented in partnership with Texas McCombs and Texas Executive Education.

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