Southwest Airlines Names Romo CFO

Hartford appoints Bateman controller, Ralph Lauren names Peterson CFO

Southwest Airlines, the $15.6 billion Dallas-based air carrier, named Tammy Romo CFO and senior vice president of finance. She succeeds Laura Wright, who is retiring after eight years as CFO and 25 years with the company. Romo, 50, is currently Southwest’s senior vice president of planning. She has also served as director of investor relations, treasurer and controller. Before joining Southwest in 1991, Romo worked as an audit manager at Coopers & Lybrand.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, the $21.8 billion Hartford, Conn.-based insurance and wealth management services provider, appointed Robert Bateman controller and senior vice president. He succeeds Beth Bombara, who was promoted to president of the company’s life runoff unit. Bateman, 45, most recently was CFO of the Hartford’s commercial markets division. Since joining the company in 2004, he served in various positions, including CFO of claims. Bateman previously was a senior manager and vice president of internal audit at Kaman Corp.

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