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Peter McGlade
Peter McGlade
Vice President, Schedule Planning
Southwest Airlines

What does your current job entail?
"I'm responsible for network planning. This includes all present and future schedules, aircraft capacity planning (overall level of flight activity throughtout the system), and strategic planning (aircraft fleet planning and system planning). I'm also responsible for operations and commercial integrated planning, which is intermediate planning for operational implementation through coordination and problem solving with operational teams, and executing plans in the market place through integration with revenue management, finance, and marketing."

Why should a prospective student choose Krannert?
"Krannert has always had a focus on values, not only from a strong technical preparation standpoint, but also from whole person development perspective."

What was the thing you remember the most about your time at Purdue?
"I enjoyed the relationships with people, and the integrity demonstrated by the school's underlying philosophy."

What extracurriculars did you participate in at Purdue, and how did they prepare you for your career?
"I played on a lot of intramural sports teams....they were a great place to learn how to 'play together as a team member' and have fun."

Which person do you most admire, in the business world or elsewhere, and why?
"My most admired person is Herb Kelleher. I think he was the most comphrehensive person who has lead a major corporation. He was a strong business leader, had a wide and deep view on many issues in culture and society, and cared deeply about individuals."