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.