Jeff Lamb

Executive Vice President & Chief People & Administrative Officer

Jeff Lamb

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Leadership is...
Helping People clearly see a picture of the future that creates passion, working hard, serving others, learning from mistakes, and celebrating the victories.
--Jeff Lamb

TITLE: Executive Vice President & Chief People & Administrative Officer
JOB DESCRIPTION: Jeff Lamb serves Southwest Airlines as Executive Vice President & Chief People & Administrative Officer. Jeff is responsible for all activities involved in bringing the right People into Southwest Airlines; giving all Employees the opportunity for personal and professional growth; and assuring quality and depth of Leadership throughout the Company. Jeff also oversees the Technology, Diversity & Inclusion, Purchasing, Fuel Management, Facilities, and Corporate Security Departments. Jeff helped establish Southwest's Diversity Council and served as its founding Co-chair.
EXPERIENCE: Prior to joining Southwest Airlines, Jeff worked 12 years at Mesa Petroleum, under the leadership of Boone Pickens, from 1981 to 1993, including Leadership roles in Human Resources and last served as their Vice President Administration. He has also served as Vice President of Administration at Belo Corporation from 1993 to 2000, including responsibility for Human Resources, Facilities, Security, Shared Services and Risk Management. Following Belo, Jeff joined The Staubach Company as their Executive Vice President Corporate Operations (HR, Technology, Finance, Legal, etc.), and was also President of Staubach Lease Administration Company until 2004 when he came to Southwest Airlines.
LENGTH OF SERVICE AT SOUTHWEST: Started in December 2004.
EDUCATION: Jeff completed his undergraduate work at West Texas State University - Canyon, Texas (now West Texas A&M) in 1986.
FAMILY: Jeff is married to Kim and they have 3 daughters.
FIRST PAYING JOB: "I shined shoes (50 cents per shine!) in the Tower Barber Shop - Amarillo, Texas the summer I turned 14."
PROUDEST MOMENT: "I've been so blessed that it is difficult to pick just one, but Kim saying 'yes' when I proposed would have to be at the top."
BEST ADVICE EVER RECEIVED: "Come early, stay late, work hard, stay physically fit, and you don't have to cheat to win."
BEST ADVICE EVER GIVEN: There is little traffic on the extra mile.