Every Halloween, we always look forward to what costume Gary will emerge from his office in. It’s a closely guarded secret, but well worth the wait. In anticipation of another great ensemble next Friday, our Flashback this week takes a look back at a few favorites over the years.
2004 – Gene Simmons
For Gary’s first Halloween as CEO, his passion for music was shown as the front man of KISS. Complete with the full makeup and spikes, the bar was set high right from the start.
2006 – Captain Jack Sparrow
Although the ships Gary usually helps guide sail about 37,000 feet above sea level, his 2006 costume paid tribute to the whimsical character from the popular movie series and original Disney ride.
2009 – Dorothy
In celebration of the 70th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, Gary donned a blue dress and pony tails, and his little dog, too!
2010 – Woody
Everyone’s favorite pull-string cowboy from Toy Story was Gary’s selection for 2010. As a native Texan, it wasn’t too much of a stretch, and was also complemented by his Leadership Team in their favorite costumes from the animated classic.
Next Friday morning will be Gary’s 12th costume since becoming CEO in 2004. Considering Halloween is arguably the biggest holiday at Southwest, it’s sure to be another memorable moment as Gary shows his Fun-LUVing Attitude with the thousands of Employees around the system who also dress to impress every year.