Name Colleen Barrett
|Born September 14, 1944
Bellows Falls, Vermont (1944-09-14) |
Education Becker Junior College, Becker College
Nominations Agatha Award for Best Non-Fiction
Similar People Herb Kelleher, Gary C Kelly, Rollin King
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Colleen Barrett (born 14 September 1944, Bellows Falls, Vermont) is the President Emerita and Corporate Secretary of Southwest Airlines. She joined Southwest in 1978, having previously worked for several years as founder Herb Kelleher's executive assistant at his law firm. She has served as Secretary of the Corporation, as Vice President Administration from 1986 through 1990, and Executive Vice President from 1990 through 2001. Barrett has been consistently named and recognized as one of the most powerful American businesswomen. In October, 2007, she received the Tony Jannus Award for distinguished achievement in commercial air transportation.
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Barrett stepped down as President and Corporate Secretary of Southwest, effective July 16, 2008, but will remain an employee of the corporation through July 2013.