Vice President Internal Audit
Title: Vice President Internal Audit
JOB DESCRIPTION: Katherine leads Southwest's Internal Audit Department, which champions compliance and offers practical solutions to improve business operations and assists in corporate governance.
EXPERIENCE: Katherine began her career at Southwest in 1993 in the Internal Audit group before moving into the Finance organization as Director of Maintenance Finance & Budgets. Prior to returning to the Company's Internal Audit Department in 2010, Katherine served as the Senior Director of Maintenance Services where she oversaw the Company's outsourced maintenance activity, Maintenance Training, and the Materials workgroup in Maintenance & Engineering. Katherine served as a member of Southwest's Diversity Council, a group with Companywide representation that seeks to promote diversity and inclusion outside and inside the organization. Katherine has received the "Leading by Example" and "Winning Spirit" awards at Southwest Airlines. Prior to joining Southwest, she was with Ernst & Young.
EDUCATION: Katherine graduated with honors from Texas Tech University in 1990, earning a B.B.A. in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
LENGTH OF SERVICE AT SOUTHWEST: Started in 1993
PROFESSIONAL: Katherine is member of the Dallas Chapter - Institute of Internal Audit (IIA) Board of Governors, University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Internal Audit Education Partnership Advisory Board, and UTD Endowment Committee.
PERSONAL: Katherine and her husband, Troy, have two children, Noah and Cole. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, boating, traveling, and just relaxing.