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Meet Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly at the Atlanta Press Club
Gary Kelly, chairman of the board and CEO of Southwest Airlines, will be the featured guest at an Atlanta Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on Thursday, July 13.
Kelly has served as CEO since 2005 and chairman since 2008. Under his leadership, Southwest has grown to become the nation’s largest airline in terms of originating domestic passengers carried and is a mainstay on Fortune magazine’s list of the most admired companies in the world, ranking eighth in 2017. In the same Fortune survey, Gary was recognized as one of the top five underrated CEOs.
Jim Burress, co-host of Closer Look on 90.1 WABE, will lead Kelly in a discussion.
Thursday, July 13
11:30 a.m. - Registration
Noon - Lunch and Discussion
1:15 p.m. - Adjourn
The Commerce Club
191 Peachtree Street NE, 49th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
Dress at the Commerce Club is business attire.
The ticket price does not include parking. Parking is available in the 191 Building parking deck with entrances on Ellis Street and Peachtree Center Avenue. Discounted parking vouchers for this deck will be available for $5 after the event. Guests must bring the ticket they receive upon entering the deck to receive a discount. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is also very convenient.
The Atlanta Press Club offers sponsorship opportunities and promotion for your company with this event. Please contact development director Carolyn Proffitt at email@example.com or 404.228.5392 for details and benefits.
This luncheon is open to the public.
Working journalists who wish to cover this event but not partake in lunch may attend for free. Reservations are still required and can be made by calling 404-577-7377 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
APC Member Prices
General admission ticket - $30
Table of 10 - $300
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign & program listing - $325
General admission ticket - $40
Table of 10 - $400
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign & program listing - $450
Tickets and tables may be purchased online or by calling 404-577-7377. Payment must accompany reservations, and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy.