Howard Putnam, former CEO of Southwest Airlines, will be the featured speaker at the 2014 Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting.
The Feb 3 meeting starts with a networking event at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m., at the Ramada Conference Center.
Putnam, who was CEO at Southwest Airlines from 1978 to 1981, will speak about business cultures and bottom-line improvement, according to a news release from the Hutchinson Chamber.
After leaving Southwest, Putnam led Braniff International Airways and also has been an entrepreneur and author and has served as a director in technology startups.
Tickets are $43 for Chamber members and $48 for non-members, if ordered by Jan. 24. More information is available at hutchchamber.com