Managing Director of Communications and Outreach - Southwest Airlines
Laurie Barnett is the managing director of communications and outreach at Southwest Airlines. A 24-year veteran of Southwest Airlines, she is responsible for guiding the efforts of the airline’s Communications, Digital & Social Business, Preparedness & Risk Management, and Community Outreach functions. Laurie and her Team provide strategic guidance focused on promoting and protecting the Company’s reputation for the airline which serves more than 110 destinations both domestic and internationally, operates more than 4,000 flights daily (at its peak) with 56,000 Employees. Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for a triple bottom line approach that contributes to the carrier's performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities they serve, and an overall commitment to efficiency and the planet. Learn more about how the carrier gives back to communities across the world by visiting Southwest.com/citizenship.