Vice President Safety & Security
Leadership is...having the courage to make decisions, the willingness to develop the people around you, and the vision to see the big picture.
Title: Vice President Safety & Security
JOB DESCRIPTION: I provide overall Leadership, direction, and support to the Safety and Security Department ensuring that we are performing in an efficient, productive manner while maintaining the Company Mission Statement, Basic Principles of Leadership, Customer Service Commitment, and the Safety and Security Commitment.
EXPERIENCE: I have held many positions within Southwest Airlines including: Provisioning Agent, Provisioning Supervisor, Manager of Provisioning Training, Provisioning Manager in ELP, ABQ, and LAS, Regional Director in Provisioning, Senior Director of Provisioning, Vice President of Provisioning and most recently, Vice President of Safety and Security.
LENGTH OF SERVICE AT SOUTHWEST: Started as a Provisioning Agent in Dallas, Texas - April 1988
FAMILY: Lovely wife of 25 years - Sonia, Great kids - Reece - 23, Stanton - 21, and Emma - 19
FIRST PAYING JOB: Loading trap at the Single Tree Gun Club in Highland Village, Texas earning $13.00 and a bologna sandwich per day.
PROUDEST MOMENT: Professionally it is receiving the President's Award for the Provisioning Department in 2006. Personally it is my wedding day and the birth of our children.
BEST ADVICE EVER RECEIVED: The good Lord provided you with two ears and one mouth so that you can listen twice as much as you talk.
BEST ADVICE EVER GIVEN: Follow the Basic Principles of Leadership and you will never go wrong.