Juan Suarez

Juan Suarez

Leadership is… "Appreciating the talent of those around you, being open to learning something new every day, and always putting the needs of the Team above your personal objectives."

TITLE: Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel

JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsible for providing legal guidance and maintaining legal compliance as it relates to Southwest's business strategy, corporate initiatives, litigation management, and labor relations.

EXPERIENCE: Prosecutor with the Dallas County District Attorney's Office. Lobbyist for a Dallas-based heavy-steel manufacturing company. Attorney with Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. Attorney at Southwest Airlines for 9 years and then Associate General Counsel-Labor & Employment for 7 years.

LENGTH OF SERVICE AT SOUTHWEST: Started July 2000.

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration, University of Oklahoma. Juris Doctorate, Cornell University Law School

FAMILY: Wife, Michelle, daughter, Anden; son, Sam.

FIRST PAYING JOB: Mowing yards.

PROUDEST MOMENT: When I hear my children laughing together.

BEST ADVICE EVER RECEIVED: The most successful Leader never underestimates the power of humility.

BEST ADVICE EVER GIVEN: Opportunities surround you; you just have to be willing to see them.

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