The Dallas Business Club invites you to a Conversation with Andrew Watterson, COO of Southwest Airlines on January 11th, 2023


Southwest Airlines of Dallas invites the members of the Dallas Business Club to enjoy an evening with Andrew Watterson on the Southwest Airlines Campus in the main headquarters building. What is more, Southwest offered to sponsor this event and will be acknowledged as one of the Dallas Business Club's Strategic Partners for the remainder of 2022 and throughout 2023.

From the fight to launch its first flights in 1971 here in Dallas, the successes of Southwest have inspired countless case studies in MBA programs highlighting its legendary culture that puts Employees first. With a maverick business model and consistent profitability in one of the most volatile industries, Southwest has spent decades at the top of the rankings, including largest carrier of domestic passengers, and one of the world’s most admired companies. Andrew’s unique perspective from inside the boardroom will share how the People of Southwest navigated the pandemic by zigging when others zagged, finding new revenue in new destinations, leveraging the strength of its brand and investment-grade ratings to avoid involuntary layoffs, furloughs, and pay cuts. Now, in a year where more than 10,000 new Employees have joined the cause, Andrew will share his perspective on maintaining the unique culture with an increasingly diverse workforce.


As COO, Andrew's executive guidance shapes the strategy, design and performance of the operation of the world's largest point-to-point carrier, the world's most awarded airline. More than 60,000 Southwest Employees under his leadership work as a team to safely transport hundreds of thousands of Customers, their bags, and cargo each day. Prior to assuming the role of COO in October of 2022, he served as Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, providing executive leadership to the Company's Commercial Departments.


All attendees should plan to arrive at the main gate, off Denton Drive and present a picture ID to security. Security will then direct everyone to the parking area of the main headquarters. Proceed inside and present the picture ID again at the main desk. Southwest Airlines will issue an ID badge for access to the building.

We ask that Inner Circle Members arrive by 5:30pm for an opportunity to speak with Mr. Watterson and other members of the Southwest Executive Team, from 5:30pm to 6pm. General Admission holders should arrive by 6:00pm. There will be ample opportunity for networking from 6:00pm til 6:30pm and then again from 7:30 to 8:30pm.

Heavy appetizers served will consist of rubbed beef skewers and lemon grass chicken skewers. Those will be accompanied by a large fruit platter, charcuterie, Latin appetizers, and mini deserts. There will be an open bar (limited to two beverages).

All of this wonderful evening's dining choices and refreshments are being graciously provided by Southwest Airlines!


**VERY IMPORTANT--For security clearance, registration will close by 5:00pm, Monday, January 9th. The DBC must provide a complete list of attendees. Please DO NOT plan to arrive without prior registration, as walk-ins will not be admitted.



Date: Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Time: 5:30-8:30 pm

Dress: Business Casual

Location: Main Corporate Building on SW Airlines campus, 2702 Love Field Drive, Dallas, TX 75235

Parking: Visitor parking is in front of the Headquarters main entrance.



  • General Admission | $35, ends 5pm, January 9th, 2023

  • Early Bird Admission | $25, ends 5pm January 2nd, 2023

  • Inner Circle Members | $20, ends 5pm, January 9th, 2023


Important Note: Please update your profile in our database and consider joining the Inner Circle BEFORE registering for this event. You will receive $10 discounts on this and all future events for one calendar year, be eligible to participate in door-prize drawings, plus participate in discussions with keynote speakers prior to events and early notification of limited events. Although the DBC is not a charitable corporation, it is a 501(c)6 and your membership may qualify as a business expense. Please confirm that with your tax advisor.

Name tags will prepared from your profile information. Please include your Cell/Mobile and home zip code when updating your profile. This information helps us plan future event venues by proximity to attendees' zip codes.

Please register at the link below

                          **Online registration will close at 5:00 PM on Monday, January 9th, 2023**



5:30PM - 8:30PM Wed 11 Jan 2023, Central timezone


SW Airlines Main Corporate Building
2702 Love Field Drive
Dallas, TX 75235

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Look Who's Coming:

Eric Noble
Kitty Elshot
Fred Brown
  PSH Interests Inc
Qing Fang
Matt Horine
  CASPR Technologies
... a total of 5 guests.
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