For Immediate Release

Contact: Carol Asel Short
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
North Dallas Chamber of Commerce

Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines Chairman, President and CEO, will speak at the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce (NDCC) Aviation Breakfast on Friday, September 19 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Avenue.  He will be joined by Scott McCartney, Middle Seat Columnist, The Wall Street Journal.

“At this very breakfast some 10 years ago, Mr. Kelly told Mr. McCartney in an onstage interview that Southwest was no longer ‘passionately neutral’ about repeal of the Wright Amendment.  What better way to celebrate the impending repeal than by revisiting that historic moment,” said NDCC President & CEO Bruce Bradford.

Breakfast gold sponsors  are Huitt-Zollars, Southwest Airlines and Thompson & Knight.  Silver sponsors are Burns & McDonnell, Dallas Business Journal, Jackson Walker L.L.P., Jacobs and MassMutual Financial Group.  Supporting sponsor  is Veritex Community Bank. The Greater Dallas Asian-American Chamber of Commerce (GDAACC) joins the NDCC as host.

Admission to the breakfast is $30 for NDCC and GDAACC members and $60 for non-members.

To register, call the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce at 214-368-6485 or register online at  For additional information, call North Dallas Chamber Senior Vice President Carol Asel Short at 214-368-6992.