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After nearly 40 years of service, Southwest Airlines continues to differentiate itself from other low fare carriers--offering a reliable product with exemplary Customer Service. Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world known for its commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People, and Planet. To read more about how Southwest is doing its part to be a good citizen, visit southwest.com/citizenship to read the One Report. Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,200 flights a day and has nearly 35,000 Employees systemwide.
The Most Gratifying Pursuit
By: Jeff Lamb, Southwest Airlines Chief People Officer
"I am 12. I am Kait. I am brave. I beat cancer. I am loved."
This photo of Kaitlyn greets me every morning as I sit down to start my day at Southwest Airlines. Kaitlyn is not just any girl, she is the daughter of one of my fellow Co-Hearts, Erika Perry in Southwest’s People Department, and I have had the privilege to watch her grow up in my time serving the People of the LUV airline as the Chief People Officer. Not too long ago, Kaitlyn was diagnosed with leukemia, and it gives me pure joy to say that she beat it. Seeing the bravery through Erika’s eyes as this little girl triumphed over this disease makes me humble and gives me a perspective on life to embrace the small things and go after the important things.
As Make-A-Wish continues in their mission to allow children facing serious illness to be anything their hearts desire, I’m excited to bring my background of leadership and administration combined with the passion for People that we all have here at Southwest to make a positive difference on the Make-A-Wish America National Board.