Laurie Barnett

Vice President, Communications & Outreach - Southwest Airlines

Laurie serves as the vice president of communications and outreach for the nation’s largest airline in terms of domestic customer boardings. As a 25-year veteran of Southwest Airlines, she's responsible for guiding the efforts of the airline’s strategic public relations and employee communications, creative studio, digital and social business, and community outreach functions. She's passionate about protecting and promoting Southwest’s enviable reputation through her leadership of her award-winning team. Southwest has been featured consistently on Fortune’s list of World's Most Admired Companies since 2009. Laurie believes in the impact realized when we give back to the community, as she advises on Southwest’s citizenship efforts. She also personally gives back through volunteerism with a variety of nonprofit organizations.