Thomas (Tom) M. Nealon

Thomas (Tom) M. Nealon has served as a member of the board of directors of Academy Sports and Outdoors, Inc. since March 2021. Mr. Nealon has served as President of Southwest Airlines Co. since January 2017. Mr. Nealon also served as Executive Vice President Strategy & Innovation from January 2016 to January 2017. Mr. Nealon has also served as Group Executive Vice President of J.C. Penney Company, Inc., a retail company, from August 2010 until December 2011. In this role Mr. Nealon was responsible for Strategy,, Information Technology, Customer Insights, and Digital Ventures. Mr. Nealon held other senior positions and consulting roles at J.C. Penney, The Feld Group, and Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, Inc. Mr. Nealon previously served on Southwest Airlines Co.’s Board of Directors from December 2010 until November 2015, and on the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of the Fossil Group, Inc. from April 2012 to May 2020. Mr. Nealon holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Villanova School of Business and a Master of Business from the University of Dallas.
Independent Director