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Colleen Didn’t Start Out As President Emeritus

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[asset|aid=240|format=image|formatter=asset|title=RBRiPodLogoSmall.gif|width=180|height=179|resizable=true|align=right]This episode of Red Belly Radio is about the lady we simply call "Colleen." If you don’t know Colleen Barrett, you are really missing something special. She is our President Emeritus and when she was the President of Southwest, she was the highest ranked woman in the American airline industry. She helped start this company as she was Herb’s legal assistant, but she her first job was typing bills of lading for a trucking company in Vermont.

Hopefully you heard Red Belly Radio recently when Herb Kelleher was speaking about our history, but this is Colleen’s time to tell us about herself, her philosophies, and about a project she started working on in the late 60s called Southwest Airlines.
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Colleen's Crotty Barrett's, Mom, Barbara Crotty, rest her soul was my God Mother.....in that small town in Vermont. My mon and dad were best friends with Barb. I can tell you that Colleens mom was one of the nicest, most wonderful persons I ever met. I think of her often, and know for sure that if Colleen is one ounce like her mother was. She is top notch. I can be sure that is true without even knowing Colleen. Erin Brennan