Gary Clayton Kelly was born in March 1955. Kelly is an American business executive who served as Chairman of the Board and former Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Airlines. He succeeded co-founder Herb Kelleher as Chairman of the Board on May 21, 2008. As Southwest Airlines' president the same year, Gary Kelly succeeded Colleen Barrett when her contract expired on July 15, 2008. Take this quiz to see how much you know about Gary C. Kelly.